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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION TO MEET FEBRUARY 2-4, 2005

Morehead City – The Marine Fisheries Commission will meet February 2-4 at Shell Island, Wrightsville Beach, NC. The meeting is open to the public.

On February 2, the Commission will hold a public meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. where the public is invited to discuss any fisheries issues.

On February 3-4, the Commission will hold a business meeting starting at 9:00 a.m. on February 3rd and 8:30 a.m. on February 4th.

The main issues for consideration are:

· Adoption of the Southern Flounder Fisheries Management Plan
· Commenting on National Marine Fishery Service proposed rules regarding Bottlenose Dolphin
· Nominations for the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council

For more information, contact Jess Hawkins by email at: [email protected] or by calling
1-800-682-2632 or 252-726-7021.

Agenda attached

MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETING
SHELL ISLAND, WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH
FEBRUARY 3-4, 2005

Executive Order One mandates that the Chair inquire as to whether any member knows of any known conflict of interest or appearance of conflict with respect to matters before the Commission. If any member knows of a conflict of interest or appearance of conflict, please so state at this time.

February 3, 2005
- 9:00 am Call to Order
Invocation
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda and Minutes*
Public Comment
Issues from Commission Members

- 9:30 am Chairman’s Report
- 2005 Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) Meeting Location
- Primary Nursery Area Rule Suspension-Mallard Bay [NCAC 15A 03R.0103(d)] (Action)
- Spiny Dogfish Compliance Advisory Panel
- River Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Committee Advisors
- 2005 Public Hearings for Rulemaking
- General Advisor Selections
- Conflict Mediation Update
- 10:00 am Committee Reports
- Habitat & Water Quality 1/10/05
- Shine Landing, Pamlico County (Action)
- Compensatory Mitigation Workshops
- Express Permitting (Action)
- Shellfish 1/24/05
- Under Dock Culture Rules (Action)
- Oyster FMP Amendment #2
- Shellfish Closures
- Oyster Harvest Increase for Dredges
- Certification for Leaseholders During Closed Season
- Finfish 1/19/05
- Southern Flounder FMP Rules
- Atlantic Croaker PID
- Bottlenose Dolphin Rules
- Importation Rules
- Central 1/3/05
- Bottlenose Dolphin Rules
- Southern Flounder FMP Rules
- Atlantic Croaker PID
- Saltwater License Update
- Inland 1/12/05
- Bottlenose Dolphin Rules
- Southern Flounder FMP Rules
- Saltwater License Update
- Southeast 1/18/05
- Bottlenose Dolphin Rules
- Southern Flounder FMP Rules
- FRG Presentation
- Northeast 1/27/05
- Bottlenose Dolphin Rules
- Southern Flounder FMP Rules
- Shrimp FMP 1/20/05
- Management Recommendations for New River
- Sea Turtle Bycatch 12/16/04
- Use of Sea Turtle Strandings as Management Tools
- Striped Mullet 12/14/04, 1/10/05
- Recreational Limits
- Gill Net/Stop Net/Pier Conflicts
- Bottlenose Dolphin Rules
- 12:00 noon Lunch
- 1:30 pm Draft Southern Flounder FMP
- Preferred Management Options (Action)
- Adoption (Action)
- Notification of Text – Proposed Rules (Action)
- Provisional Measures (Action)
- 3:30 pm Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Nominations
- Nominating Committee Report (Action) 1/24/05
- 4:30 pm Coastal Habitat Protection Plan (CHPP)
- Update
- Implementation Plans
- 5:00 pm Adjourn

February 4, 2005
- 8:30 am ASMFC Atlantic Croaker FMP Amendment 1 Public Information Document
- Comments (Action)
- 9:30 am NMFS Bottlenose Dolphin Proposed Rules
- Comments (Action)
- 12:00 noon Lunch
- 1:30 pm Director’s Report
- Saltwater Fishing License Update
- Menhaden Rule Suspension
- Summer Flounder
- Striped Bass
- River Herring
- Marine Patrol Report - Col. Joe Lynch
- MAFMC Update - Red Munden
- Highly Migratory Species Update - Dr. Louis Daniel
- SAFMC Update - Dr. Louis Daniel
- 3:00 pm Adjourn

* Times indicated are merely for guidance. The Commission will proceed through the agenda until completed.

MFC Meetings for 2005: April 21-22 Kill Devil Hills
June 28-29 Raleigh
August 30-31 Atlantic Beach
November 17-18 Ocracoke
 
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