North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries schedules interjurisdictional plan advisory committee workshop

Published 10:37 am Monday, December 6, 2021

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a workshop via web conference on Dec. 8, 2021 to review the draft Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for Interjurisdictional Fisheries with the plan advisory committee.

The Fishery Management Plan for Interjurisdictional Fisheries Advisory Committee workshop is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

The public may listen to the workshop by phone or listen and view presentations in real time by joining online. Directions for calling in by phone or joining the webinar online, including information on system requirements and testing, are available at deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/marine-fisheries/how-attend-webex-meeting. The agenda and other meeting materials are available on the Advisory Committee Workshop at deq.nc.gov/news/events/fmp-interjurisdictional-fisheries-advisory-committee-workshop.

While the workshop is open to the public, no public comment will be accepted.

This workshop will be attended by the fishery management plan advisory committee and the division plan development team members. The advisory committee will assist the division by providing input for consideration to refine draft Amendment 2 of the N.C. Fishery Management Plan for Interjurisdictional Fisheries. Workshop-style meetings allow scientists, managers and stakeholders on the committee to address questions, comments and concerns more effectively and in a less formal setting.

Based on the outcome of the workshop, the division will present a revised draft of Amendment 2 to the Marine Fisheries Commission in 2022. Once approved by the commission, public comment on the draft plan will be solicited. Public comment is a critical component in the development of all Fishery Management Plans.

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