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Shrimp Bycatch Reduction Industry Workgroup to meet

The Shrimp Bycatch Reduction Industry Workgroup will meet at 10 a.m., April 4, at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern.

The committee will review results from 2015 to 2017 testing of bycatch reduction gear technologies; develop policy recommendations to the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission; and determine future continuance of the work group and industry collaboration.

At 11 a.m., a public question-and-answer session related to research results is planned. The time period is an opportunity for the public to ask questions of researchers and the workgroup.

The meeting, the fifth workshop for this group, is scheduled to end at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Kevin Brown, gear development biologist with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, at (252) 808-8089 or Kevin.H.Brown@ncdenr.gov.