N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission give final amendment approval

The MFC also has on their meeting agenda adoption of the draft amendment to the Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan and accompanying rules. Among the proposed changes is a proposal to remove the prohibition on the sale and purchase of striped bass taken by hook-and-line gear.  Other items on the MFC’s meeting agenda include approval of the goals and objectives for the DMF to development amendments to the Bay Scallop and River Herring FMP’s and a review of the timeline, goal and objectives for development of an amendment to the Shrimp FMP. The commission will also take public comment on any fisheries issue at 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. Read more