Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings Overview

The MFC typically holds four business meetings a year, but may hold additional meetings if necessary. Three of the annual meetings are held in the coastal regions, with the fourth typically held in a central location. For the commission to conduct business there must be at least five of the nine members present, with at least one recreational member and one commercial member.

View the 2024 MFC Meeting Planning Calendar

How to Participate

All MFC meetings are open to the public. You may attend in person, when possible, or virtually online. To provide comments for MFC consideration, you may complete the online form, submit comments by U.S. Mail or you may register to speak during the public comment period during the meeting. Please see the Meeting Materials and Details section below for more information on how to participate.

Upcoming Meeting Information

Tab/Accordion Items

All business concluded on February 22, and the meeting was adjourned.

Meeting Agenda

Complete Briefing Book

Online Public Comment

Meeting Agenda Overview

February 21, 2024

Listen to Day 1 on YouTube

  • Conservation Funding Committee – 2024 striped bass stocking supplemental funding request
  • Public Comment Period

February 22, 2024

Listen to Day 2 on YouTube

  • Public Comment Period
  • Preliminary Matters
  • Chairman's Report
    • Conservation Funding Committee Verbal Update**
  • Director’s Report
  • Update on Strategic Habitat Areas (SHA’s) Study Report
  • Fishery Management Plans
    • Status of ongoing plans
    • Striped Mullet FMP Amendment 2 (Draft) 
      • Review Public Comment and AC Recommendations
      • Vote on Preferred Management Options**
    • Shrimp FMP Amendment 2 Implementation Items**
      • Information Paper Exploring a Shrimp Trawl Observer Program
      • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Protection Through Shrimp Trawl Area Closures Issue Paper**
  • Rules
    • Rulemaking Issues Update
    • Rulemaking
      • 2023-2024 Annual Rulemaking Cycle Update
        • 2024-2025 Rulemaking Cycle
          • Vote on preferred management option and associated proposed language for rulemaking for "False Albacore Management" issue paper**
          • Vote on preferred management option and associated proposed language for rulemaking for "Simplify Pot Marking Requirements" issue paper**
          • Preview of additional rulemaking issues under development
    • Issues from Commissioners
    • Meeting Assignments and Preview of Agenda Items for Next Meeting

Motions

The Marine Fisheries Commission is tentatively scheduled to meet May 22-24, 2024 at:

Beaufort Hotel
2440 Lennoxville Road
Beaufort, N.C. 28516

Briefing materials and more information to come.

The Marine Fisheries Commission is tentatively scheduled to meet August 21-23, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Briefing materials and more information to come.

The Marine Fisheries Commission is tentatively scheduled to meet November 20-22, 2024 in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

Briefing materials and more information to come.