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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for July 7, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 30, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 23, 2017

Click here to read the Weekly Update, to read all the updates, Click here  We were saddened to hear of the passing of James Berrie Gaskill of Ocracoke. He died on Wednesday while tending his nets. NCFA Board, Members and Staff offer our most sincere condolences and prayers to his family. 17:54

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 16, 2017

Click here to read the Weekly Update, to read all the updates, Click here Seafood Lobby Day this past Wednesday was a tremendous success! 15:02

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 9, 2017

Click here to read the Weekly Update, to read all the updates, Click here  CALL TO ACTION!  The NCFA in conjunction with NC Watermen United are planning a Seafood Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 14 at the Legislative Building located at 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC. Transportation is available! click here for logistical details 16:28

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 2, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 26, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 19, 2017

SOUTHERN FLOUNDER LAWSUIT SETTLED! Click here to read the Weekly Update, to read all the updates, Click here  11:50

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 12, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 5, 2017

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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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