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    Posted: 26 February 2019 at 8:15pm
Motions N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission 
Business Meeting 
Feb. 20-22, 2019

1) Striped Bass Motion by Doug Cross to adopt Supplement A to Amendment 1 to the N.C. Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan as presented and recommended by the Division of Marine Fisheries. Second by Pete Kornegay. 
Motion carries 7-2. 

2) Motion by Cameron Boltes to ask the director of the DMF to issue a proclamation, effective in conjunction with the supplement, that restricts the use of gill nets that interact with striped bass upstream of the ferry lines and requires attendance of gill nets that interact with striped bass upstream of the tie-down lines. 
Second by Pete Kornegay. 
Motion carries 5-4.




Now we wait to see if Proclamation(s) are issued by DMF/Murphy.....
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He should but just in case grab some pitchforks and torches.
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The concupiscence of the industry to relentlessly thwart husbandry begets the peasant's need to let air out of the marginally competent seemingly globalist, so called managers and their governor who just piss away the resource as if there is no one in whose interest it is to have the damn fish thrive. This suggests that the resource is encouraged to flounder along in the most mediocre to depleted way possible for the loser citizens, while buoying the pipe dream of the DMF and ncfa that this can sustain forever.I would refer to the losers, us, the citizens as constituents, but I fear we aren't that damn crooked and inept to constitute the foundation upon which the tinpot governor and his extended family of retarded frogs who gleefully screw themselves as they so artfully, in a Dickensian manner, put the lie to our own competence in selecting a place to live. As we elect to live in NC, I must question my own competence, but would add to kshivar's order a few bulldozers to fully complete the job he suggested, inept as I am.
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"This suggests that the resource is encouraged to flounder along in the most mediocre to depleted way possible for the loser citizens...

cnaff, I like your choice of the word "flounder" in a sentence with the words " mediocre" and "depleted." Well chosen considering the state of that fish stock. Wink
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Roy Cooper

Governor

Michael S. Regan

Secretary

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Steve Murphey

Director

Release: Immediate

Contact: Patricia Smith

Date: Feb. 27, 2019

Phone: 252-726-7021

 

Marine Fisheries Commission adopts no-possession limit for striped bass in some internal coastal waters

 

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has adopted a no-possession limit for striped bass in internal waters in the central and southern coastal areas of the state.

 

The management measure, once implemented, will apply to both commercial and recreational fishing in in the Central Southern Management Area, which encompasses all internal waters from just south of Oregon Inlet to the South Carolina line. The waters that will be impacted include, but are not limited to, the Pamlico and Core sounds and the Tar, Pamlico, Pungo, Bay, Neuse and White Oak rivers and their tributaries.

 

The management change will not impact striped bass fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, Albemarle Sound Management Area, Roanoke River Management Area, and inland waters under the jurisdiction of the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission. The change also will not impact the Cape Fear River and its tributaries, where a no-possession rule already exists.

 

The management measure will still allow recreational catch-and-release of striped bass in the impacted areas.

 

The no-possession limit, essentially a year-round closed season, was adopted through Supplement A to Amendment 1 to the N. C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan, and it is meant to be a temporary restriction to protect possible naturally-spawned year classes of striped bass until Amendment 2 to the N. C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan is adopted. Amendment 2 could continue the no-possession provision or recommend other management actions.

 

Research has shown that striped bass in the Central Southern Management Area are not a self-sustaining population and that fishermen are mainly catching hatchery-raised fish; however, data suggest there have been two recent naturally-spawned year classes. The no-possession management measure will offer additional protection for those non-hatchery fish and protect larger females which could increase natural spawning stock biomass.

 

The commission also asked the director of the Division of Marine Fisheries to issue a proclamation that restricts the use of gill nets that interact with striped bass upstream of the ferry lines in the rivers and requires attendance of gill nets that interact with striped bass upstream of the tie-down lines. Division Director Steve Murphey said he is reviewing this request.

 

Important in this review is discard mortality from recreational hook-and-line fishing and commercial gear in this fishery.

 

Tie down restrictions contained in Amendment 1 of the Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan have shown to reduce bycatch in the large mesh gill net fishery by up to 75 percent. Large mesh gill net users are required to tie the net down to no more than 36 inches from the bottom in most of the portion of the rivers where striped bass are encountered.

 

Additionally, large mesh gill nets are not allowed in the upper portions of the rivers within 50 yards from shore when commercial striped bass season is closed. This will apply year-round as long as supplemental measures are in effect. This reduces encounters with striped bass, which utilize submerged structure along the shore.

 

Recreational fishermen are encouraged to reduce catch-and-release discard mortality through the use of non-offset circle hooks and limited handling of released fish.

 

In other business, the Marine Fisheries Commission voted to:

  • Support the concept of legislation to amend GS 113-168.2 (i) to require reporting of all catch with commercial gear (except for harvest under a Recreational Commercial Gear License) and through tournaments.
  • Go forward with a proposed amendment to Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03M .0509 to make it unlawful to puncture or harvest tarpon, but still allow catch-and-release. The current rule limits tarpon harvest to one fish per person per day by hook-and-line only with no allowance to sell.
  • Refer the N.C. Wildlife Federation’s Petition for Rulemaking (excluding aspects pertaining to spot and croaker) to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee for consideration in developing Amendment 2 to the fishery management plan and recommend the following goals and objectives for the shrimp plan:
    • Reduce takes and interactions of non-targeted species and threatened species.
    • Improve the survival of non-target and threatened species at the population level.
    • Continue to minimize bycatch and enhance the economic value of shrimp.
    • Promote habitat enhancement and provide environmental quality necessary to improve the shrimp resource.
    • Review nursery areas with an updated look at secondary nursery areas.
    • Implement research and education programs to allow a better understanding of the public, industry and consumers of shrimp bycatch impact on fish population dynamics.
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If the Director decides not to issue the requested proclamtion, then the Commission can direct the Director to do so through a special called meeting.

Four MFC members can request a special meeting or the Chair can himself.

The chair has to give the public 48-hours notice but must call the meeting within 30 days of the official request.

A lack of quorum exist if no commercial commission seat shows for the first meeting- they all get the "ferry tie-down line flu". 

The Chair can call a second meeting with 48-hours notice but must call the meeting within 30 days of the first meeting.  At that time a quorum is five members, a simple majority. 


§ 143B-289.56.  Marine Fisheries Commission – meetings; quorum. 
(a) The Commission shall meet at least once each calendar quarter and may hold additional meetings at any time and place within the State at the call of the Chair or upon the written request of at least four members. At least three of the four quarterly meetings of the Commission shall be held in one of the coastal regions designated in G.S. 143B-289.54. 
(b) 
(1) Six members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 
(2) A quorum of the Commission may transact business only if one member, other than the Chair, appointed pursuant to subdivision (1), (2), or (3) of G.S. 143B-289.54(a) and one member, other than the Chair, appointed pursuant to subdivision (4), (5), or (6) of G.S. 143B-289.54(a) are present. 
(c) If the Commission is unable to transact business because the requirements of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section are not met, the Chair shall call another meeting of the Commission within 30 days and shall place on the agenda for that meeting every matter with respect to which the Commission was unable to transact business. Five members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting called under this subsection. The requirements of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to a meeting called under this subsection. (1997-400, s. 2.1; 1998-225, s. 1.8.)



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looks to me as if they are declaring the price of shrimp and the taking of shrimp to occupy our most prioritized fields on the checklist of this triumvirate of dousche bags at the top of the masthead. In fact the shrimp elicit their only thrust toward improvement and the only place they would increase value. Non targeted species get "studies" and "reviews", specifically, as if we don't know a damn thing about that ! In their own words, bottom trawling in the nursery for shrimp is the only thing prioritized for "promotion". If the corrupt and retarded governor cannot amass the intent, let alone the brains to produce a semblance of good will toward the people who pay taxes instead of blatantly intoning that the fish house payoff is already in his pocket, along with Bob Steinberg, et al, then I suggest he's a piker in the smoothy set and ended up in the mansion because the competition was just brimming with stupidity and their nut filled maws was just a workin' so Roy grabbed the toy and ran. Governor, you have provided your intent toward us, who are the citizens of the state and we now get it, as f-cking stupid as you are, we are commensurately bereft of any leg upon which to declare we ever had a brain, because we live in the wacky screw brain idiot's hell that elected you. And the same goes for the dunce cap nincompoop's who share the masthead you presently befoul. No legacy for you but the tacit acknowledgement that you are worse than no governor at all, which would be a only an understatement. You lead the team in terms of "lower than a glow worm's belly laying on a subway track". It don't get lower.
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I see gill nets will still be allowed. Setting 50 yards off of the bank doesn't fix anything. I also see the albemarle limit has been raised from 10 to 20 fish. NCDMF needs a house cleaning.
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FF-3-2019

PROCLAMATION

RE: STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA

This proclamation supersedes FF-37-2018, dated September 27, 2018. It increases the daily harvest limit for striped bass from commercial fishing operations in the Albemarle Sound Management Area from 10 to 20 fish per day, per Standard Commercial Fishing License (SCFL) holder. This action is being taken in conjunction with the opening of the harvest season for American shad in the Albemarle Sound Management Area. The striped bass commercial harvest season will close by proclamation when the harvest allocation is reached or at 8:00 P.M. on April 30, 2019.

Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M. Sunday, March 3, 2019, the following provisions shall apply to the harvest of STRIPED BASS IN COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS IN THE ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA:


Starts March 3.


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Albemarle to 20 then recs go to 4 right😩 This is all a joke. Maximum extraction with no long term plan for building stocks. Get rid of the division and start over.

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Well - we now get to find out whether the new MFC chair is going to accomplish anything.  Or bow to status quo.

We will also get a real look at the marching orders coming out of the governor's mansion.


If the MFC doesn't force this issue very quickly, and take the nets off the stripers, the message will be crystal clear.


watching closely Stern Smile



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Did I read that the Director has 30 days to consider? If so is that calendar days or work days?
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Originally posted by TomM TomM wrote:

Albemarle to 20 then recs go to 4 right😩 This is all a joke. Maximum extraction with no long term plan for building stocks. Get rid of the division and start over.
It is. They are throwing the comms a bone because they MIGHT restrict targeting stripers elsewhere. Start with Cooper and clean house!
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Take a rec roanoke rock fishery that is probably worth $2,000,000 to support at most $250,000-$300,000 commercial fishery. It is truly genius. Smile Got to make sure the comms hit that quota this year in the Albemarle sound!


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Originally posted by 23Mako 23Mako wrote:

Take a rec roanoke rock fishery that is probably worth $2,000,000 to support at most $250,000-$300,000 commercial fishery. It is truly genius. Smile Got to make sure the comms hit that quota this year in the Albemarle sound!


 

Exactly.

That proclamation is something the Director issues every year.

Here are 2018 and 2017 going from 10 to 20

In 2016 and 2015 the increase was from 10 to only 15, not 20-

The "intent" is to increase daily commercial limits to "reduce" regulatory striped bass discards in the shad and blue catfish fisheries.

The truth is that it increases the efficiency for the guys targeting striped bass- they can keep 20 versus 10 for the same amount of effort.  It's that smoke and mirrors game that we play to keep gears in the water and "let people make a living" harvesting a declining resource while doing so under the guise of management.

In conjunction with the close of the shad fishery, the Director will issue a second proclamation reducing the daily allowable limit from 20 back to some level- typically 15.

Here is the 2018 proclamation-

The ASMA closes once the TAL is reached or on April 30 to commercial harvest.  If the landings are going good the Director can reduce the limit back to 10 to keep from busting the TAL.

Now, if the true intent of the increase from 10 to 20 was to reduce regulatory discards, why wouldn't the reduction at the close of the shad fishery always go back to 10?

23Mako nailed it.  The Division is trying to help the commercials hit their quota.

The stock is in such poor shape the commercials can't hit their TAL.




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Kind of like the Herring industry couldn't get their quota for years before they finally closed it down. Hopefully they won't let the rock get that bad.
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… the quota must be getting close to being filled- today's proclamation

FF-11-2019

PROCLAMATION

RE: STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA

This proclamation supersedes FF-3-2019, dated February 27, 2019. It decreases the daily harvest limit for striped bass from commercial fishing operations in the Albemarle Sound Management Area from 20 to 5 fish per day, per Standard Commercial Fishing License (SCFL) holder. The commercial harvest season for striped bass will close by proclamation when the harvest quota is reached or at 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, whichever occurs first.

Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M. Thursday, April 11, 2019, the following provisions shall apply to the harvest of STRIPED BASS IN COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS IN THE ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA:

I. AREA DESCRIPTION
Albemarle Sound Management Area as described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0201 (a).

II. SIZE AND HARVEST RESTRICTIONS

A. It is unlawful to possess, buy, sell or offer for sale striped bass less than 18 inches in total length.

B. It is unlawful for an individual or commercial fishing operation regardless of the number of persons or vessels involved, to possess, land, sell or offer for sale striped bass, unless taken in conjunction with other finfish species. Striped bass will be limited to 50% by weight, of the combined daily harvest, not to exceed 5 fish per day, per Standard Commercial Fishing License (SCFL) holder. The daily harvest limit of 5 striped bass shall not be exceeded, regardless of where taken from Internal Waters, unless the fish are taken in accordance with II. C. below.

C. It is unlawful for any operation consisting of more than one SCFL holder to be in possession of more than two daily harvest limits. A SCFL holder must accompany each single harvest limit until the time of sale to a dealer possessing a valid STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the Albemarle Sound Management Area.

D. The SCFL holders must accompany and transport each single harvest limit and the other finfish species together until the striped bass are sold to a dealer possessing a valid STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the Albemarle Sound Management Area.

III. LANDING RESTRICTIONS

A. Striped bass taken from areas opened by this proclamation may be sold only to and purchased by a dealer possessing a current STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the Albemarle Sound Management Area.

B. It is unlawful to purchase more than the daily harvest limit of striped bass.

C. It is unlawful to sell, offer for sale or purchase striped bass taken by hook-and-line.

IV. SEASON CLOSURE
The striped bass season for commercial fishing operations in the Albemarle Sound Management Area will close by proclamation when the harvest allocation is reached or at 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, whichever occurs first. Dealers will have until two weeks after the closing of the season to sell, offer for sale, transport, or have in possession unfrozen striped bass taken in this fishery.

V. GENERAL INFORMATION

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52; and the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103, 03M .0202, and 03O .0500.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority per N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) All persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. It is unlawful for a dealer to possess, buy, sell or offer for sale striped bass taken from the Albemarle Sound Management Area without holding a valid STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the Albemarle Sound Management Area from the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries. Dealers must abide by all conditions which appear on the permit as well as the general provisions which appear in N.C. Marine Fisheries Rules 15A NCAC 3O .0500.

E. Striped bass lawfully sold to a permitted dealer may be resold to a non-permitted wholesale or retail market provided the initial permitted dealer records their dealer identification number on each bill of lading or receipts involved in the shipment of striped bass. Any individual or corporation who holds a current finfish dealer license must obtain a STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the Albemarle Sound Management Area in order to sell any striped bass personally harvested.

F. The intent of this proclamation is to manage the commercial harvest of striped bass in the Albemarle Sound Management Area within the 137,500 pound annual harvest quota established by the November 2014 Revision to Amendment 1 of the North Carolina Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan.

G. Holders of Recreational Commercial Gear Licenses or hook-and-line fishermen must follow the size, creel, and season limits of the recreational fishery for striped bass.

H. All striped bass taken during the season closures and all undersize striped bass shall be immediately returned to the water where taken, regardless of the condition of the fish.

I. In accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03M .0201, it is unlawful for a dealer to possess, buy, sell, or offer for sale striped bass taken from the Albemarle Sound Management Area without having a N. C. Division of Marine Fisheries issued Albemarle Sound Management Area striped bass tag affixed through the mouth and gill cover. In case of striped bass imported from other states, a similar tag that is issued for striped bass in the state of origin must be affixed.

J. Dealers with a Striped Bass Dealer Permit for Quota Monitoring shall contact the Division of Marine Fisheries Elizabeth City office 252-264-3911 and speak to Kimberly Hewitt to obtain harvest tags. Tags shall be picked up from a Division of Marine Fisheries office and all unused tags shall be returned to the Division of Marine Fisheries after the season closes.

K. For gill net requirements in the Albemarle Sound Management Area, see the most recent M-type proclamations specific to the area.

L. Contact the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 for more information or visit the division website at http://ncmarinefisheries.net.

M. This proclamation supersedes FF-3-2019, dated February 27, 2019. It decreases the daily harvest limit for striped bass from commercial fishing operations in the Albemarle Sound Management Area from 20 to 5 fish per day, per Standard Commercial Fishing License (SCFL) holder. The commercial harvest season for striped bass will close by proclamation when the harvest quota is reached or at 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, whichever occurs first.

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...the quota has been filled-

Keep your eyes out for "Fresh Local" striped bass starting on the 22nd.  There should be no such fish.

FF-13-2019

PROCLAMATION

RE: STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA

This proclamation supersedes FF-11-2019, dated April 9, 2019. IT CLOSES THE COMMERCIAL HARVEST SEASON FOR STRIPED BASS at 11:59 P.M. on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 11:59 P.M. on Monday, April 15, 2019, THE STRIPED BASS SEASON FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS WILL CLOSE in the Albemarle Sound Management Area as described below:

I. AREA DESCRIPTION
Albemarle Sound Management Area as described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0201 (a).

II. SEASON CLOSURE
No person may take, possess, transport, buy, sell, or offer for sale striped bass from the area defined above. Dealers will have until two weeks after the closing of the season to sell, offer for sale, transport, or have in possession unfrozen striped bass taken in this fishery.

III. GENERAL INFORMATION

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52; and the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103, 03M .0202, and 03O .0500.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority per N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) All persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. It is unlawful for a dealer to possess, buy, sell or offer for sale striped bass taken from the Albemarle Sound Management Area without holding a valid STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the Albemarle Sound Management Area from the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries. Dealers must abide by all conditions which appear on the permit as well as the general provisions which appear in N.C. Marine Fisheries Rules 15A NCAC 3O .0500.

E. Striped bass lawfully sold to a permitted dealer may be resold to a non-permitted wholesale or retail market provided the initial permitted dealer records their dealer identification number on each bill of lading or receipts involved in the shipment of striped bass. Any individual or corporation who holds a current finfish dealer license must obtain a STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the Albemarle Sound Management Area in order to sell any striped bass personally harvested.

F. The intent of this proclamation is to manage the commercial harvest of striped bass in the Albemarle Sound Management Area within the 137,500 pound annual harvest quota established by the November 2014 Revision to Amendment 1 of the North Carolina Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan.

G. All striped bass taken during the season closures and all undersize striped bass shall be immediately returned to the water where taken, regardless of the condition of the fish.

H. In accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03M .0201, it is unlawful for a dealer to possess, buy, sell, or offer for sale striped bass taken from the Albemarle Sound Management Area without having a N. C. Division of Marine Fisheries issued Albemarle Sound Management Area striped bass tag affixed through the mouth and gill cover. In case of striped bass imported from other states, a similar tag that is issued for striped bass in the state of origin must be affixed. All unused tags shall be returned to the Division of Marine Fisheries after the season closes.

I. Contact the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 for more information or visit the division website at http://ncmarinefisheries.net.

J. This proclamation supersedes FF-11-2019, dated April 9, 2019. IT CLOSES THE COMMERCIAL HARVEST SEASON FOR STRIPED BASS in the Albemarle Sound Management Area at 11:59 P.M. on Monday, April 15, 2019.

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Stephen W. Murphey, Director
DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES, DEQ

April 12, 2019
3:10 P.M.
FF-13-2019


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glacierbaze Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 April 2019 at 5:09pm

"...the quota has been filled-
Keep your eyes out for "Fresh Local" striped bass starting on the 22nd.  There should be no such fish"

It may not be 'fresh', but it could be in the market until the 29th, couldn't it?


II. SEASON CLOSURE
No person may take, possess, transport, buy, sell, or offer for sale striped bass from the area defined above. Dealers will have until two weeks after the closing of the season to sell, offer for sale, transport, or have in possession unfrozen striped bass taken in this fishery.
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