Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings

Microphones on a table for a public meeting.

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 commisison to conduct business there must be at least five of the nine members present, with at least one recreational member and one commercial member.

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.

2020-2021 Commission Meeting Schedule

Event Date Location
MFC Quarterly Business Meeting November 19-20, 2020 Virtual Meeting via WebEx
MFC Quarterly Business Meeting February 17-19, 2021 TBD
MFC Quarterly Business Meeting May 19-21, 2021 TBD
MFC Quarterly Business Meeting August 25-27, 2021 TBD
MFC Quarterly Business Meeting November 17-19, 2021 TBD

Meeting Materials and Details

Quarterly Business Meeting - November 19 - 20, 2020

Quarterly Business Meeting - November 19 - 20, 2020

All briefing materials are included below. Meeting audio, presentations, and MFC motions are made available following the conclusion of the meeting.
 

Full Meeting Agenda              Complete Briefing Materials            

After Deadline Supplemental Documents     

MFC Public Comment-November 2020        Motions

 
Date Meeting Topic Information
November 19, 2020

Preliminary Matters  (Audio Time Stamp 00:00)

Public Comment Period  (Audio Time Stamp 33:22)

Chairman's Report  (Audio Time Stamp 45:43)

Committee Reports  (Audio Time Stamp 48:37)

DMF Director's Report    Audio Time Stamp 58:12

Small Mesh Gill Net Rules Modification  (Audio Time Stamp 1:28:42)
Presentation

High Efficiency Gear Restrictions on Artificial Reefs in State Ocean Waters  (Audio Time Stamp 5:29:00)
Presentation

Prohibiting Repacking of Foreign Crab Meat in North Carolina  (Audio Time Stamp 5:55:28)
Presentation

Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Update  (Audio Time Stamp 6:18:38)
Presentation

Nov. 19, 2020 Meeting Audio

November 20, 2020

2019 Landings Overview  (Audio Time Stamp 00:00)
Presentation

Fishery Management Plans  (Audio Time Stamp 37:51)
Presentation

Rulemaking  (Audio Time Stamp 2:56:26)
Presentation

Rule Suspensions  (Audio Time Stamp 3:13:30)
Presentation

Issues from Commissioners  (Audio Time Stamp 3:17:45)

Meeting Conclusion  (Audio Time Stamp 3:34:30)

Nov. 20, 2020 Meeting Audio

 

Provide Comments to the Commission

Comments for the November 2020 MFC Meeting must be submitted online or received in the MFC Office by 5 p.m. Nov. 17.

To provide spoken comments during the MFC meeting, please register to speak. Written comments may be subitted to the MFC office by using the online form or via U.S. Mail.

Online Comment Form 
              

           OR

Submit via U.S. Mail: 

Attn: MFC Office
P.O. Box 769
Morehead City, NC 28557 
                                                
Quarterly Business Meeting - August 20 - 21, 2020

Quarterly Business Meeting - August 20 - 21, 2020

All briefing materials are included below. Meeting audio, presentations, and MFC motions are made available following the conclusion of the meeting.
 
 
Date Meeting Topic Information
August 20, 2020

Prelimiary Matters

Chairman's Report

Committee Reports

DMF Director's Report

Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Update (Presentation)

Stock Overview Report (Presentation)

Fishery Management Plans (Presentation)

Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Report (Presentation)

Rulemaking Update (Presentation)

Additional Handouts:

 

Full Meeting Audio

 

 

August 21, 2020

Meeting adjourned on August 20th, having completed all agenda items.

 

Summary Motions

Provide Comments to the Commission

COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED

Quarterly Business Meeting - May 14, 2020

Quarterly Business Meeting - May 14, 2020

All briefing materials are included below. Meeting audio, presentations, and MFC motions are made available following the conclusion of the meeting.
 
 
 
Date Meeting Topic Information

May 14, 2020

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Prelimiary Matters

Public Comment (Written Only)

Chairman's Report

  • Committee Reports

DMF Director's Report

Fishery Management Plans (Presentation)

Repacking of Foreign Crab Meat in North Carolina (Presentation)

Rulemaking Update (Presentation)

Rule Suspensions (Presentation)

Additional Handouts

Full Meeting Audio

 

Summary Motions

Provide Comments to the Commission

COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED

Quarterly Business Meeting - February 19 - 21, 2020

Quarterly Business Meeting - February 19 - 21, 2020

All briefing materials are included below. Meeting audio, presentations, and MFC motions are made available following the conclusion of the meeting.
 
 
 
Date Meeting Topic Information

February 19, 2020

6:00 PM

Public Comment Period

 

Audio

February 20, 2020

8:30 AM - 5:00PM

Prelimiary Matters

Public Comment Period

Chairman's Report

Committee Reports

Rulemaking Presentation

Small-Mesh Gill Nets Rulemaking

Fishery Management Plans

Rulemaking

DMF Director's Report

Shellfish Aquaculture Update

 

Audio

 

 

 

February 21, 2020

 

MEETING DAY CANCLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS

 

Summary Motions

Provide Comments to the Commission

COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED

Past Meetings