Division of Marine Fisheries Contacts

Telephone numbers at Division of Marine Fisheries offices in Morehead City changed on Wednesday, Jan. 17 when a new phone system was installed at the Headquarters and Central District offices.


For general information or questions, call 1-800-682-2632.

View the list of biologist contacts by species

News and Information
  Name Phone
Communications Director Patricia Smith 252-515-5528
Director's Office
  Name Phone
Director Kathy Rawls 252-515-5520
Deputy Director Michael Loeffler 252-515-5520
Executive Assistant for Councils  
Trish Murphey 252-515-5523
Special Assistant for Councils  
Chris Batsavage 252-515-5522
Marine Fisheries Commission Jesse Bissette 252-515-5530
Rulemaking Coordinator Catherine Blum 252-515-5520
Administrative Assistant Hope Wade 252-515-5520
Program Contacts
  Name Phone
Artificial Reefs Jordan Byrum 252-515-5481
Citation Program Amanda Macek 252-515-5537
Commercial Statistics Alan Bianchi 252-515-5546
Fisheries Management Section Chief Steve Poland 252-515-5533
Habitat Anne Deaton 910-796-7311
Human Resources Barbara Byrd 252-515-5463
Information Technology Stephanie McInerny 252-515-5501
License Information Stacy Tripp 800-682-2632
Marine Mammal Strandings Vicky Thayer 252-241-5119
Marine Patrol See Marine Patrol District Contact Information
Permitting - Pound Nets Pound.nets@deq.nc.gov
Permitting - Scientific and Educational Activity SEAP@deq.nc.gov
Permitting - Weekend Trawling for Live Shrimp WTLS@deq.nc.gov
Protected Species Barbie L. Byrd 252-515-5624
Recreational Statistics Jeff Moore 252-515-5541
Recreational Water Quality Erin Bryan-Millush 252-515-5613
Shellfish — Closures (Bacteriological) Shannon Jenkins 252-515-5611
Shellfish Lease Program Marla Chuffo 252-515-5480
Tag Returns and Proclamations Debbie Manley 252-515-5534
Website Patricia Smith 252-515-5528