Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Public Comment Period

Event Description

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on the Draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 Amendment.

The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan (CHPP) is a long-term strategy to improve coastal fisheries through habitat protection and enhancement efforts. The CHPP, which must be approved by the Environmental Management Commission, the Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Coastal Resources Commission, provides information on habitat distribution and abundance, ecological functions and importance to fish production, status and trends, threats to the habitats, and includes recommendations to address those threats. 

North Carolina Coastal Habitat Protection Plan - 2021 Amendment

Appendix A. Public Comment from The Pew Charitable Trusts and N.C. Coastal Federation

The public may comment on the draft amendment in three ways:

  1. Submit Comments Online – Public comments will be accepted through an online survey until 5 p.m. on Oct. 21. Click here to submit comments online.
  2. Mail or Email Comments  – Written comments may be mailed to CHPP 2021 Amendment Comments, P.O Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557 or emailed to publiccomments@ncdenr.gov (please include "CHPP Comments" in the subject line). Comments must be received by the department by 5 p.m. on Oct. 21.
  3. Sign Up to Speak at an Advisory Committee Meeting – Public comment will be accepted at the five Marine Fisheries Commission advisory committee meetings listed below. Those who wish to speak at the meetings must register by 5 p.m. the day before the meeting. Meeting information is listed below. 

Advisory Committee Meetings

Southern Regional Advisory Committee

Southern Regional Advisory Committee
When: October 12th at 6 p.m.
Join the Meeting Online
Event number/Access Code: 2421 388 6805
Event password: 1234
Phone Conference: 415-655-0003
Register to Speak
(deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 11)
Meeting Agenda and Materials

Northern Regional Advisory Committee

Northern Regional Advisory Committee
When: October 13th at 6 p.m.
Join the Meeting Online
Event number/Access Code: 2427 124 4907
Event password: 1234
Phone Conference: 415-655-0003
Register to Speak
(deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 12)
Meeting Agenda and Materials

Finfish Advisory Committee

Finfish Advisory Committee
When: October 14th at 6 p.m.
Join the Meeting Online
Event number/Access Code: 2431 757 4642
Event password: 1234
Phone Conference: 415-655-0003
Register to Speak
(deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 13)
Meeting Agenda and Materials

Shellfish and Crustacean Advisory Committee

Shellfish and Crustacean Advisory Committee
When: October 19th at 6 p.m.
Join the Meeting Online
Event number/Access Code: 2426 312 6095
Event password: 1234
Phone Conference: 415-655-0003
Register to Speak
(deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 18)
Meeting Agenda and Materials

Habitat and Water Quality Advisory Committee

Habitat and Water Quality Advisory Committee
When: October 20th at 6 p.m.
Join the Meeting Online
Event number/Access Code: 2421 948 8215
Event password: 1234
Phone Conference: 415-655-0003
Register to Speak
(deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 19)
Meeting Agenda and Materials