MOREHEAD CITY(May 3, 2006) – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a meeting May 22 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, beginning at 10 a.m., to discuss future relations with other fisheries management organizations.
The level of dissatisfaction with federal and interstate fisheries management expressed by some commercial and charter boat fishermen has reached the point where the MFC has decided to examine North Carolina’s relationship with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service. The ASMFC is a compact of 15 Atlantic coast states coordinating conservation and management of near shore migratory fisheries. The NMFS manages and regulates fisheries occurring in federal waters.
The meeting is open to the public.