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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 28, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 21, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 14, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 27, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 20, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 13, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 6, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Februay 27, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Februay 20, 2017

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MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION: by Jerry Schill – Disappointing is not quite the word to use to describe my reaction to the MFC vote, but neither is shocking. For anyone that is familiar with this particular commission, the vote to accept the petition isn’t shocking. click Weekly Update to read the rest

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Februay 13, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Februay 6, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 30, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 23, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association – Update on yesterday’s North Carolina shrimp petition meeting!

ALL FIVE ADVISORY PANELS VOTE TO DENY THE SHRIMP PETITION! Thanks to all fishermen, their families, consumers and other supporters of North Carolina’s commercial fishing communities for filling the Convention Center yesterday in New Bern! Special kudos to the owners, captains and crews of the many fishing boats that were docked nearby at Union Point! It was a sight! At 11:00, we had a special gathering upstairs at the Convention Center for a meeting and Prayer Service, to ask the Lord’s guidance for calm and protection for our state’s fishermen.
 Five advisory panels to the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission met yesterday at the Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern to hear comments on a Petition for Rulemaking by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation that would severely restrict shrimp trawling in our state. Read the update here 09:55

North Carolina Fisheries Association Update on yesterday’s shrimp petition meeting!

UPDATE ON YESTERDAY’S SHRIMP MEETING!
 
NORTH CAROLINA FISHERIES ASSOCIATION
“Serving the Commercial Fishing Families of North Carolina since 1952”
Phone: (252) 633-NCFA (6232)
ALL FIVE ADVISORY PANELS VOTE TO DENY THE SHRIMP PETITION!
Thanks to all fishermen, their families, consumers and other supporters of North Carolina’s commercial fishing communities for filling the Convention Center yesterday in New Bern!
Special kudos to the owners, captains and crews of the many fishing boats that were docked nearby at Union Point! It was a sight!
At 11:00, we had a special gathering upstairs at the Convention Center for a meeting and Prayer Service, to ask the Lord’s guidance for calm and protection for our state’s fishermen.
Five advisory panels to the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission met yesterday at the Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern to hear comments on a Petition for Rulemaking by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation that would severely restrict shrimp trawling in our state. Several trawlers were anchored at Union Point across the street from the Convention Center before and during the meeting. Hundreds filled the Convention Center as over 40 MFC advisors and the audience listened to NCWF and their attorneys from the Southern Environmental Law Center speak for about 45 minutes making their case. They then answered questions from the advisors. Several Commissioners from the MFC were in attendance also, as they serve on the advisory panels.
After that, the Divison of Marine Fisheries staff made their presentation and answered questions.
While the meeting began at 12:30pm, the public comment session started about 3:30. Speakers were limited to 3 minutes, but there is a process where one can request additional time, but there are criteria to do so. NCFA was the only group that asked, so Jerry Schill, Jess Hawkins and Connell Purvis were given 15 minutes to provide their reasoning for opposition. Jess and Connell are both former employees of the Division and are both biologists, with Connell serving as the Director of Marine Fisheries in the late 70s and early 80s.
Public comment continued until about 7:00pm when it was cut off due to time limitations to allow the 5 advisory panels to each discuss and vote on whether to recommend to the Marine Fisheries Commission to approve or deny the Petition. It should be noted that quit a few speakers could not speak due to getting cut off.
It was a very long day!
Here are the results of the Advisory groups:
Northern
9 to 1 to deny the petition
Shellfish/Crustacean
8 to 1 to deny the petition
Finfish
7 to 1 to deny the petition
Southern
6 to 0 with 1 abstention to deny the petition
Habitat/Water Quality
7 to 1 with 1 abstention to deny the petition
Notes:
Commissioners also serve on the various advisory panels:
Sammy Corbett did not vote.
Mike Wicker voted to recommend approval
Joe Shute voted to deny
Mark Gorges voted to recommend approval
Also, advisory members Pam Morris and Alison Willis opted not to vote as they serve as Chairs of their respective advisory committees.
Keep in mind that this was a meeting of ADVISORS and they only make recommendations to the full Marine Fisheries Commission. The MFC will meet in February to make their final decision.
Then again, since we just went through a similar exercise in 2013 and the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan was amended in 2015, does this ever end?
More detailed information about this very important meeting will be sent before the end of the week.

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 9, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 2, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 26, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 19, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 12, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for November 28, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for November 7, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for October 31, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for October 24, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for October 17, 2016

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BREAKING NEWS From North Carolina Fisheries Association – JUDGE RULES IN OUR FAVOR!!!

JUDGE TO ISSUE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION! Judge ruled in our favor!!! He will issue a Preliminary Injunction! Judge John Jolly, Jr., listened to 2 hours of testimony from our side and the state, recessed at noon and came back at 1:30 to announce his decision. There will be no closure of the recreational or commercial southern flounder fisheries on Oct 16th and no quota for the pound net fishery! Daily reporting will NOT be required for the pound net fishery. Size limit remains at 15 and gear restrictions such as escape panels & 6 in minimum mesh for gillnets remain in effect. Many thanks to our attorneys, Steve Weeks and Todd Roessler and to Jess Hawkins who testified on our behalf. Also thanks to those who have contributed to our Southern Flounder fund! If you have not yet contributed, please do so! This injunction is good, but we still are facing a final hearing at some point and we have not collected enough to pay all the bills!  Checks should be made payable to: NCFA Southern Flounder Fund 2807 Neuse Blvd; Suite 11 New Bern, NC 28562 16:22

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for October 3, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for September 26, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for September 12, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for August 22, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for August 15, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for August 8, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for August 1, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for July 18, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for July 11, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for July 5, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 27, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 13, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 6, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 30, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 23, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 16, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 9, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 2, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 25, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 18, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 11, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 4, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 28, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 21, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 14, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Feb 29, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Feb 22, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Feb 15, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Feb 8, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Feb 1, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 18, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association – SPECIAL UPDATE!!!

North Carolina Fisheries Association weekly updateSPECIAL UPDATE!!! Attached above is a pdf flyer for several meetings this coming Monday, January 25th, all to be held at the Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern. Please print out the flyer and post it on your bulletin board if you have one, or distribute to encourage fishermen to attend the Annual Meeting! 10:00 – 2:00 Bycatch Reduction Workshop 2:00 – 3:00 Southern Shrimp Alliance Survey 3:00 – ? NCFA’s Annual Meeting. Attendance at NCFA’s Annual Meeting is very important as critical issues will be discussed, including southern flounder and the election of the Board of Directors will be held. If you cannot attend, please send a proxy to [email protected] or call (252) 633-6232 ext 102.

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 11, 2016

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 4, 2016

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