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NCMFC Public Meeting-Finfish Advisory Committee

Public Notice
Notice is hereby given that the NC Marine Fisheries Commission Finfish Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. (agenda attached) The meeting will be held at the Washington Regional Office, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington, NC.

The Committee will review proposed rules by the federal government concerning interaction of fisheries and bottlenose dolphin. The MFC plans to discuss the rules and comment on them at the February 2-3 meeting and would like the regional committees to provide advice.

The Committee will also receive an update on the draft Southern Flounder FMP and review proposed Southern Flounder FMP rules. The MFC will consider adoption of the FMP at their February meeting. The Division of Marine Fisheries would like to hear the advice of the regional advisory committees before presenting them to the MFC. Public hearings will be held on the proposed rules in 2005.
The Committee will also get an update on the Saltwater Fishing License.

The Committee will also review draft rules to deal with importation of fish for bait.

The Committee will also discuss Amendment 1 to the ASMFC FMP for Atlantic croaker. The ASMFC is having public hearings on the Public Information Document (PID) for the amendment. The public hearings are on January 12, 2005 in Manteo and January 13, 2005 in Morehead City.

For additional information, please call Jess Hawkins at 800-682-2632 or 252-726-7021 or Lee Paramore at 252-473-5734.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Washington, NC 10:30 a.m.

- Introduction
- Modifications to the Agenda
- Approval of Minutes
- Public Comment
- Update
- Proposed Federal Rules on Bottlenose Dolphin Interactions
- Importation Rules
- Draft Southern Flounder FMP
- Update
- Rules
- Saltwater License Update
- ASMFC Atlantic Croaker FMP- Amendment 1
- Next Meeting
- Issues
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