Marine Fisheries Commission accepting public comment on proposed changes to commercial fishing license
MOREHEAD CITY The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is accepting public comment on five recommended changes to the commercial fishing license structure it plans to further discuss at its February meeting.
Nothing here is etched in stone, said commission Chairman Sammy Corbett.
A committee made up of three commission members voted yesterday to recommend the full commission begin deliberations with the following proposed requirements for holding a Standard Commercial Fishing License:
(The commission can decide if items 1, 2 and 3 are stand alone or a combination thereof.)
The proposals would require legislative approval.
Members of the public wishing to comment on the proposals may do so during the regular comment period at the Feb. 14-15 commission meeting at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach. The public comment period will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 14.
The public may also comment in writing after 8 p.m. today to CommercialLicensesComments@ncdenr.gov or to:
Commercial Licenses Comments
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Marine Fisheries Commission Office
P.O. Box 769
Morehead City, N.C. 28557
Written comments must be received by Feb. 9.
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