The public hearing at the Surf City Municipal Complex is on two proposed leases.
Matt Frattasio of Massachusetts is the first North Carolina recordholder for Seriola rivoliana, otherwise known as almaco jack.
The in-person hearing is Dec. 20 at the Pamlico County Courthouse in Bayboro.
The hearing will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the division’s office in Morehead City and by WebEx.
Commercial fishers along the northern and central coasts have until Dec. 15 to submit their application to participate in the annual Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project.
Seasons for popular fish in coastal and inland waters, which are subject to separate rules, didn’t coincide this year for the first time in years, laying bare a conflict between agencies that share regulatory authority over joint waters.
The teleconference meeting is to consider a license application that was tabled during the board’s October meeting.
Shrimp imports are overwhelming domestic shrimp producers and driving prices for locally sourced shrimp to record lows, prompting demands that the federal government declare a fishery resource disaster.
The joint meeting of the Commercial Resource Fund Committee and the Funding Committee for the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund is Monday.
The project will be the second Pamlico River reef project for the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, the Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina and Raleigh-based Natrx in the last 16 months.
The four-day meeting for the commission that regulates fisheries that migrate between state waters along the East Coast is scheduled for Oct. 16-19 at Beaufort Hotel in Beaufort.
The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Nominating Committee meets Oct. 9 to select candidates for at-large seats on the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
Biologists are asking the public to report any sightings of blue land crabs, a nonnative species that looks like an enormous fiddler crab.
The Marine Fisheries Commission chairman appoints members to the advisory committees for three-year terms, and several terms will expire in January.
Proposed legislation, lawsuits, petitions, and other drastic efforts have been attempted that would deny coastal North Carolinians access to local seafood.
Funds from the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will go to replace a culvert over an Edenton creek that will allow river herring to reach important spawning ground.