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    Posted: 05 June 2019 at 5:48pm
Website to see the materials which will be presented at tomorrow's, special MFC meeting on So. Flounder Amendment 2:



Includes summary of Motions from the AC meetings on June 3, summary of the on-line survey, letters from various governmental agencies and private citizens, etc.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TomM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 June 2019 at 8:29pm
This is going to be interesting
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2019 at 8:19am

It will take six votes of the MFC to override the Division's recommendations.  Not happening.

This is what we will get-  ...which I'm very happy with.  Now, let's move on to Amendment 3 and start talking about gear and quotas.

On top of the 62% and 72% reduction via seasons already discussed in a previous post, 

the Division is now recommending-

The NCDMF recommendation includes: Reducing commercial anchored large-mesh gill net soak times to single overnight soaks where nets may be set no sooner than one hour before sunset and must be retrieved no later than one hour after sunrise the next morning in the Neuse, Tar/Pamlico rivers and the Albemarle Sound areas that have previously been exempt; reducing the maximum yardage allowed in the commercial anchored large-mesh gill net fishery by 25% for each Management Unit; by allowing a maximum of 1,500-yards in Management Units A, B, and C, and a maximum of 750-yards in Management Units D and E unless more restrictive yardage is specified through adaptive management through the sea turtle or sturgeon Incidental Take Permits (ITP); and prohibiting the use any method of retrieving live flounder from pound nets that cause injury to released fish (no picks, gigs, spears, etc.). 

Management measures from Amendment 1 and Supplement A to Amendment 1 will be  incorporated into Amendment 2 (see Section VIII, Recommendations in Draft Amendment 2). Additionally, the recreational bag limit of no more than four flounder is maintained in Amendment 2. This bag limit is required through the N.C. FMP for Interjurisdictional Fisheries to maintain compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass FMP Addendum XXVIII. The December commercial closure period from Amendment 1 would no longer be in effect, as it is encompassed by the seasonal closure periods implemented by the adoption of Amendment 2. 
 
The NCDMF recommendation includes that the adoption of Amendment 2 authorizes continued development of Amendment 3 and more robust management strategies. Amendment 3 will be completed as quickly as possible with the ongoing contributions of the Southern Flounder FMP Advisory Committee members. This will best serve to assist the division in development of Amendment 3, by building on the knowledge, expertise, and cooperation already underway and continue the work uninterrupted from meetings that began in January 2018.
 





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Division recommendation passed 5-4.  Vote to immediately send the FMP to Secretary passed 6-3.

Per the Division letter in the today's meeting package-

The secretary has 30 days to review and will forward to the appropriate legislative committees.
 
For August 2019 MFC Meeting-  The commission will receive any departmental and legislative input provided. The commission is scheduled to vote on final approval of Amendment 2. If approved, management measures will be implemented via the proclamation authority of the division director following the meeting.


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So it starts with 62 and next year 72.
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And of course all 3 comms and Tom Hendrickson voted against showing their usual total disregard for the health of the resource. That is totally neglecting their duties as MFC members. They should all be removed. But that will never happen.

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Amendment 2 for the Southern Flounder FMP, June 5 Draft:

http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=1169848&folderId=32926130&name=DLFE-140721.pdf

Pages 24-28 contain DMF's recommendations and these were accepted by at the MFC on June 6 with a vote of 5-4.

Recreational specific items can be found on page 26 for 2019 and 2020.


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