MOREHEAD CITY - The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for interested individuals to serve as advisors in developing the Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Two advisory committees will be assembled to assist in developing long-term management goals for striped bass. One panel’s focus will be on fishery in the Albemarle Sound and Roanoke River, while the other advisory committee will concentrate on striped bass in the Tar-Pamlico, Neuse, and Cape Fear rivers.
FMPs include information on the nature and concerns of the fishery, habitat and water quality issues, and status of the stocks. The goal of the FMP will be to develop management options for each stock to address issues and concerns. The FMP will be prepared jointly by the Division of Marine Fisheries, Marine Fisheries Commission, Wildlife Resources Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Individuals interested in serving as advisors should be willing to attend meetings at least once every two months and actively participate in the committee process. Advisors will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses incurred in relation to their official duties.
Advisor applications are available at any Division of Marine Fisheries’ offices or by calling 252-726-7021 or 1-800-682-2632. Applications should be returned by September 24, 2001 to the Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557, Attention: Jess Hawkins.