MOREHEAD CITY - The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission still looking for commercial fishermen to serve on the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee.
The commission is seeking individuals from the following categories:
- Commercial Potters – from all coastal areas;
- Commercial Trawlers – hard crab and peelers; and
- Seafood Dealers – processors/picking houses and/or basket trade.
The committee will assist the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries in updating the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan. The commission uses fishery management plans as guides for implementing regulations and other management measures.
Individuals interested in serving as an adviser should be willing to attend meetings at least once a month and participate in the committee process. Advisers will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses incurred in relation to their official duties.
Applications are available online at http://www.ncdmf.net/mfc/advisorforms.html, or at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ offices or by calling (252) 808-8023 or (800) 682-2632.
Applications should be returned by Dec. 3 to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557, Attention Lauren Morris.