Public Meetings to be Held on Coastal Striped Bass
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 9)—The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, will hold a series of eight public meetings from Sept. 15 through Oct. 8 to receive comments on management options proposed in the draft Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
The plan’s goal is to ensure the long-term viability of North Carolina’s coastal striped bass populations by conserving spawning stock and protecting critical habitats. The plan consists of two sections: the first focuses on the status and management measures of the Albemarle Sound and Roanoke River stock; the second addresses the status and management measures of stocks in all central/southern waters of coastal North Carolina.
A citizen advisory
committee comprising recreational anglers, commercial fishermen and
scientists worked with Division of Marine Fisheries and Wildlife Commission
staff to draft the Striped Bass FMP.
Meeting dates and locations are:
Sept. 15, 7 p.m.
Sept. 16, 6 p.m.
Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29, 7 p.m.
Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
A copy of the full draft FMP is available online, http://www.ncdmf.net/download/index.html, or from any Division of Marine Fisheries office. A copy is available on CD also. To order a CD, contact Jess Hawkins, (252) 726-7021.
For more information on these meetings or for answers to questions about the draft plan, contact:
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