Region 4 Strategic Habitat Area Advisory Committee to meet

Morehead City, NC

The Region 4 Strategic Habitat Area Advisory Committee to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Wilmington Regional Office, 127 Cardinal Drive Extension, Wilmington.

 

The committee will review draft results of strategic habitat areas in the southeastern coastal waters of the state.

 

A full agenda can be found here.

 

Strategic habitat areas (also called strategic coastal habitats) are locations of individual fish habitats or systems of habitats that provide exceptional habitat functions or are particularly at risk due to imminent threats, vulnerability or rarity. The N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan calls for the state to identify strategic habitat areas so that agencies can focus non-regulatory conservation and restoration efforts on them.

For more information, contact Anne Deaton with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section at 910-796-7311 or Anne.Deaton@ncdenr.gov.

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