• 73°

Marine Fisheries Commission looking for advisory committee members

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists and other interested parties to sit on various fisheries advisory committees.

Two regional advisory committees – Northern and Southern – and three standing advisory committees – Finfish, Habitat and Water Quality, and Shellfish/Crustacean – review matters referred to them by the commission, such as draft fishery management plans.

Committees may also bring fisheries issues pertaining to their region or subject matter to the commission’s attention.

The Marine Fisheries Commission chairman appoints members to these committees for three-year terms and several terms will expire in January.

To qualify to serve on a committee, applicants must not have had a significant fisheries violation within the past three years.

Individuals interested in serving as an adviser should be willing to attend meetings at least once every two months and actively participate in the committee process, which includes reviewing scientific documents and issue papers to make recommendations on management strategies.

Advisers who complete the necessary paperwork will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses incurred in relation to their official duties.

Adviser applications are available online ncdenr.org/web/mf/mfc-advisory-committees or at Division of Marine Fisheries offices or by calling 252-808-8022 or 800-682-2632. Applications should be returned by Oct. 15, 2020 by email to Dana.Gillikin@ncdenr.gov or by mail to NC Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557, Attention: Dana Gillikin.

READ MORE IN OUR ON THE WATER SECTION HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

NOAA seeks public input on evaluation of state coastal management and National Estuarine Research Reserve programs

Commercial red snapper fishery closes

News

Duck begins search for new town manager

Lifestyles

Milltail Road reopens on Alligator River Refuge

Business

John Harris of Kitty Hawk Kites honored for contributions to tourism in North Carolina

News

Moratorium on offshore drilling reportedly coming for North Carolina

Lifestyles

Film production resumes in North Carolina

News

Trump taps Barrett for Supreme Court

Lifestyles

Recognized for 20 years of service at Town of Manteo

Hyde

COVID-19 testing event set in Fairfield

Crime

Victim in Camden County shooting in coma

News

Lost woman found at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Buxton

News

Additional COVID-19 related deaths reported in Currituck and Tyrrell

Currituck

Moyock development vote fails to get approval from Currituck Board of Commissioners

News

State graduation rate continues to climb, local administrators weigh in

News

Feds want to relax protections for woodpecker endangered since 1970

News

Three North Carolina death row inmates to serve life in prison

News

GOP elections board members in NC resign over absentee deal

News

Capital projects for Dare County water system approved

News

Dare occupancy collections set a record for July

News

Manteo annexes vacant lot

News

Belted kingfishers prefer to be near water

Lifestyles

Jennette’s Pier staff members pick peers for excellence awards

News

North Carolina Coastal Federation receives marine debris removal grant from NOAA

Lifestyles

First responders traverse ocean overwash on NC 12 to get child to hospital

News

Sections of NC 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to reopen Thursday at noon