N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission moves forward with amendment to Shrimp Plan, Southern Flounder update

The draft amendment focuses on reducing bycatch of non-target species and minimizing habitat impacts. It includes a suite of options ranging broadly from status quo to a complete closure of all inside waters, including Pamlico Sound, to shrimp trawling. The Division of Marine Fisheries will announce the public comment period and advisory committee meetings by news release in the next couple of weeks. Also, the Marine Fisheries Commission received an update on southern flounder. Division Director Kathy Rawls reviewed the updated timeline for Amendment 3 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan. >click to read< 11:26

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