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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Aug 30 , 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for Aug 16 , 2019

Legislative updates, Bill updates, Calendar, >Click here to read the Weekly Update< From Glenn Skinner, It is very important that anyone involved in the NC Shrimp or Southern Flounder fisheries attend next week’s NC Marine Fisheries Commission meeting.  The Commission will be voting on the NC Wildlife Federation’s petition for rulemaking on Thursday, August 22 and on Amendment 2 to the Southern Flounder FMP on Friday, August 23. Public comment will be allowed at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 21 and at 9:30 am on Thursday, August 22. >click to read< 16:18

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for August 09, 2019

Legislative updates, Bill updates, Calendar, >Click here to read the Weekly Update<, to read all the updates >click here<, for older updates listed as NCFA >click here< From Our Executive Director – Glenn Skinner, The NCFA will be hold a meeting Thursday, August 15 from 3-6pm at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott located at 2090 W.15th Street, Washington, NC to discuss the proposed changes to the Southern Flounder FMP.,,, This issue is very important and we encourage everyone involved in the Flounder fishery to attend 11:04

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for July 12, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for 06/21/2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 14, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for June 7, 2019

From Our Executive Director- Glenn Skinner – At the special MFC meeting held June 6 the Marine Fisheries Commission approved their preferred management options for Amendment 2 to the Southern Flounder FMP. The preferred management measures chosen would: >Click here to read the Weekly Update<, to read all the updates >click here<, for older updates listed as NCFA >click here< 13:17

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for May 24, 2019

A Word from Our Executive Director – Glenn Skinner, At their May Business meeting, the Marine Fisheries Commission voted to send draft Amendment 2 (to the Southern Flounder FMP) as presented by the Division to the Advisory Committee and out for public comment with the addition of data pertaining to a partial moratorium. The Division recommended using seasonal closures to reduce the recreational and commercial harvest of Southern Flounder by 62% in year one and 72% in year 2 of Amendment 2.  >Click here to read the Weekly Update<, to read all the updates >click here<, for older updates listed as NCFA >click here<14:35

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April19, 2019

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Responses from Third Congressional Candidates on Fishery Issues

NCFA sent questions to the Third District Candidates in reference to commercial fishing and below are the answers that we received back.  We received responses from the following Candidates: GARY CERES PHIL SHEPARD MICHAEL SPECIALE GREG MURPHY PAUL BEAUMONT JEFF MOORE FRANCIS DELUCA SHANNON BRAY TIM HARRIS RICHARD BEW MICHELE NIX ERIC ROUSE CELESTE CAIRNS GRAHAM BOYD JOAN PERRY >click to read< 11:39

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for April 12, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 29, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 22, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for March 1, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for February 22, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for February 15, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for February 1, 2019

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Reintroduced Shark Trade Bill Promotes Successful U.S. Conservation Policies at Policies at Global Level

The Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act of 2019 – A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House advances global shark conservation by ensuring that all shark and ray products imported into the United States meet the same high ethical and sustainability standards required of American fishermen. The bill has broad support from conservation groups, zoos, aquariums and the fishing industry. >click to read<13:14

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 25, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for January 11, 2019

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 14, 2018

>Click here to read the Weekly Update<, to read all the updates >click here<, for older updates listed as NCFA >click here< Fishermen, for-hire boat captains, and others associated with North Carolina’s marine fishery may get a phone call from federal or state authorities asking about impacts from Hurricane Florence. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-Fisheries) is working with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries to evaluate fisheries damages from the storm.,,, 16:14

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for December 7, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for November 30, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for November 2, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for 10/26/2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for October 19, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for October 12, 2018

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North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for October 5, 2018

North Carolina Fisheries Association is trying to compile an assessment of damages sustained to our industry during Hurricane Florence. If you are a commercial fisherman, fish house owner or dealer processer, please email estimated damages and photos to Aundrea O’Neal at [email protected] It is imperative that we get this information as soon as possible so that we can let our legislators know the needs as a result >Click here to read the Weekly Update<, to read all the updates >click here<, for older updates listed as NCFA >click here<14:30

North Carolina Fisheries Association Weekly Update for September 28, 2018

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N.C. Fishermen brace for a difficult winter financially after the hurricane ruined much of their fall catch.

During a major hurricane, fish migrate away, oysters get contaminated and shrimp are blown to sea, scattered to deeper waters. Though sometimes unnoticed, the seafood industry takes a big hit after storms like Florence. Not only does the crop move, but fishermen often live and work in the coastal communities that take the brunt of the storm’s rage. “We get overlooked real easy. We are isolated to the coast. And unlike the agricultural industry, this affects everyone,” said Glenn Skinner, executive director of the North Carolina Fisheries Association. “Everyone who fishes is affected by this.” Their boats, gear, docks and packing houses take a blow. >click to read<20:33