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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 15, 2018

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Commentary: Questions abound with industrial oyster farm bill, It’s dirty – plain and simple.

Wonder what all the heartburn is about with the oyster restoration bill sponsored by local legislators Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, and Rep. Beverly Boswell, R-Dare? It’s dirty – plain and simple. And although the who, what and how parts are now visible, there are a ton of questions about various entities that are yet to be answered. The North Carolina Coastal Federation is taking the heat for the oyster aquaculture bill, H361, that contains a few needed fixes but primarily was written to benefit one company – a foreign company with a murky record in other states where it does business. But the Coastal Federation and the collaboratory that was appointed to map out a plan to grow the state’s oyster industry didn’t write the bill. >click to read<10:14

Bill’s changes would allow industrial-scale oyster farming in N.C.

Should oyster farming in North Carolina be a cottage industry or marine industrial operations owned by nonresident corporations? That is the question facing legislators working on changes to the state’s oyster aquaculture statutes enacted in 2017. Senate Bill 738, sponsored by Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, Sen. Harry Brown, R-Onslow and Sen. Norm Sanderson, R-Pamlico, drew strong opinions when it was discussed on May 30 at a meeting of the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee co-chaired by Cook and Sanderson. >click to read<11:46

 

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 1, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 25, 2018

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Nearly 200 NC Fishermen Travel To Raleigh For Second Annual Seafood Lobby Day

Today, commercial fishermen will forego a day working on the water and instead work the halls of the Legislative Building for the 2nd Annual Seafood Lobby Day. The event, coordinated by North Carolina Fisheries Association (NCFA), provides an opportunity for legislators to meet the individuals that provide fresh, NC-caught seafood to their communities across the state and to hear directly from commercial fishermen about the challenges they face. Nearly 200 fishermen from up and down the coast traveled to Raleigh for the event. >click to read<12:34

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 18, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 11, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 27, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 20, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 13, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 6, 2018

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NC Fisheries Association Files Lawsuit Against Marine Fisheries Commission For Lack Of Openness And Transparency

NC Fisheries Association yesterday filed a lawsuit against the Marine Fisheries Commission for violating open meeting laws and an overall lack of transparency and openness. In February 2016, North Carolina State Auditor, Beth Wood, issued findings in connection with an audit of the Division of Marine Fisheries. The audit findings included, “there have been open meetings laws violated by several members of the commission.” Also included in the auditor’s findings were, “four separate email chains dated January 14, 2015,,, >click to read<11:28

US Shrimp business making slow progress

Despite low dockside prices and other setbacks, local shrimping families say they have hope for this year and those to come, pointing to signs of recovery that are small, but nonetheless seen as positives. The industry got a big shot in the arm earlier this month when President Donald Trump signed into law an appropriations bill that includes money to monitor shrimp coming from other countries into the US, to verify that the companies involved are acting in accordance with US trade laws. >click to read<16:19

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 16, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 9, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 2, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for February 23, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for February 16, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for February 9, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for February 2, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 26, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 19, 2018

CONGRESSMAN WALTER JONES CALL FOR TOUGH MEASURES ON SHRIMP IMPORTS!  Click here to read the Weekly Update, to read all the updates Click here, for older updates listed as NCFA click here 19:57

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 12, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 5, 2018

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N.C. officials to write definition of old profession – commercial fishing

North Carolina officials plan to write the definition of one of the state’s longest-standing professions – commercial fishing. The definition seems simple – a licensed person who sells seafood for money. But some anglers could be getting a commercial license just to allow them to catch more fish than they are supposed to, said Sam Corbett, chairman of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission. “They’re going around the bag limits,” Corbett said. “It’s such a crazy issue.” click here to read the story 14:28

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 22, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 15, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 8, 2017

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 1, 2017

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