Marine Fisheries Commission Advisory Committees

Overview

The MFC Advisory Committees provide insights and comments directly to the commission for consideration during their decision-making process. All advisors are appointed by the MFC Chairman and serve three-year terms. There are five statutorily required Advisory Committees that fall into two categories. The MFC Chairman also convenes committees to assist in the development of fishery management plans, and to deal with emerging issues as the commission deems necessary.

Apply to Serve

The MFC is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and other interested parties to sit on various fisheries advisory committees. If you are interested in serving as an adviser, please complete the application below. The solicitation period occurs in the fall of each year, with new advisor terms beginning in January.

Regional and Standing Advisory Committees

Northern Regional

Northern Regional

Member Requirements

Members of the Northern Regional Advisory Committee must reside within areas from the Virginia line south through Hyde and Pamlico counties and any counties to the West.

Current Northern Regional AC Members

Advisors
(County of Residence)
Term Expiration Date
Everett Blake (Harnett), Vice Chair January 1, 2021
Keith Bruno (Pamlico) January 1, 2023
James Neely (Wake) January 1, 2022
Raymond Pugh, Jr. (Dare) January 1, 2023
Jim Rice (Wake) January 1, 2023
Roger Rulifson (Pitt) January 1, 2022
Kenneth Shivar (Wake) January 1, 2022
Jamie Winslow (Martin) January 1, 2023
Sara Winslow (Hertford), Chair January 1, 2023

DMF Committee Staff

Katy West
Northern District Manager
252-948-3884
Mike Loeffler
Biologist
252-264-3911
Capt. Steve Anthony
Marine Patrol, Central District
252-808-8134
Sgt. Brian Long
Marine Patrol, Northeast District
252-808-8138

 

Southern Regional

Southern Regional

Member Requirements

Members of the Southern Regional Advisory Committee must reside within areas from Carteret County south to the South Carolina line and any counties to the West.

Current Southern Regional AC Members

Advisors
(County of Residence)
Term Expiration Date
Edwin Bebb (Robeson)
January 1, 2022
Cane Faircloth (Brunswick)
January 1, 2023
Jason Fowler (Onslow)
January 1, 2022
Jerry James (Duplin), Vice Chair
January 1, 2022
Ron McCoy (Pender)
January 1, 2021
Pam Morris (Carteret)
January 1, 2023
James Rochelle, Jr. (Pender)
January 1, 2023
Fred Scharf (New Hanover), Chair
January 1, 2021
Tom Smith (Mecklenburg)
January 1, 2023
Adam Tyler (Carteret)
January 1, 2023
Tim Wilson (Brunswick)
January 1, 2023

DMF Committee Staff

Tina Moore
Southern District Manager
252-808-8082
Chris Stewart
Biologist Supervisor
910-796-7370
Capt. Garland Yopp
Marine Patrol, Southern District
800-682-2632
Sgt. Ashley Bishop
Marine Patrol, Central District
252-726-7021
Finfish Standing

Finfish Standing

Statutorily required standing committee comprised of commissioners and advisers that consider matters related to finfish.

Current Finfish AC Members

Advisors Term Expiration Date
Thomas Brewer
January 1, 2021
Jeff Buckel
January 1, 2022
Brent Fulcher
January 1, 2021
Randy Proctor
January 1, 2022
Sam Romano, Vice Chair
January 1, 2023
Tom Roller, Chair
January 1, 2023
Ken Seigler
January 1, 2023
H. Bradley Styron
January 1, 2021
Scott Whitley
January 1, 2021
Sara Winslow
January 1, 2022

DMF Committee Staff

Lee Paramore 
Biologist Supervisor
Lee.Paramore@ncdenr.gov 
252-473-5734 
Kathy Rawls 
Fisheries Management Chief
Kathy.Rawls@ncdenr.gov 
252-808-8074 
Officer William Boyd 
Marine Patrol, Central District
William.Boyd@ncdenr.gov 
252-726-7021 
Habitat and Water Quality Standing

Habitat and Water Quality Standing

Statutorily required standing committee comprised of commissioners and advisers that consider matters concerning habitat and water quality that may affect coastal fisheries resources.

Current Habitat and Water Quality AC Members

Advisors Term Expiration Date
Brian Boutin
January 1, 2023
Samuel Boyce
January 1, 2021
Bob Christian
January 1, 2023
Joel Fodrie
January 1, 2022
David Glenn
January 1, 2021
Nathan Hall
January 1, 2022
Pete Kornegay, Chair
January 1, 2022
Chris Moore
January 1, 2022
Dr. Martin Posey, Vice Chair
January 1, 2022
Mike Street
January 1, 2023

DMF Committee Staff

Anne Deaton
Habitat Protection Section Chief
910-796-7215
Katy West
Northern District Manager
252-946-6481
Shellfish/Crustacean Standing

Shellfish/Crustacean Standing

Statutorily required standing committee comprised of commissioners and advisers that considers matters concerning oysters, clams, scallops and other molluscan shellfish, shrimp, and crabs.

Current Shellfish/Crustacean AC Members

Advisors Term Expiration Date
Jim Hardin January 1, 2022
Mike Marshall January 1, 2022
Bruce Morris January 1, 2023
Sam Romano, Chair January 1, 2022
Brian Shepard January 1, 2023
Tony Tripp January 1, 2021
Pete Kornegay, co-Vice Chair January 1, 2022
Adam Tyler January 1, 2021
Dr. Martin Posey, co-Vice Chair January 1, 2022
Ted Wilgis January 1, 2022
Tim Willis January 1, 2021

DMF Committee Staff

Tina Moore
Southern District Manager
252-808-8082
Anne Deaton
Habitat Protection Section Chief
910-796-7215
Colonel Carter Witten
Marine Patrol
252-808-8130

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