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    Posted: 10 January 2019 at 10:05am

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Contact: Patricia Smith

Date: Jan. 9, 2019

Phone: 252-342-0642

 

Fisheries seeks comments on proposed no-possession limit for striped bass in some internal coastal waters

 

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting public comment on a draft temporary restriction for a no­-possession limit for striped bass in some waters of the state.

 

The proposed management measure would apply to commercial and recreational fishing in the Tar, Pamlico, Pungo, Bay and Neuse rivers and other joint and coastal waters of the Central Southern Management Area.

 

A no-possession requirement already exists for the Cape Fear River and its tributaries. The proposal would not impact striped bass fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, Albemarle Sound Management Area, Roanoke River Management Area, or in inland fishing waters under the jurisdiction of the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission. 

 

The public may comment on the proposed management measure at a public meeting to be held:

 

Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.

N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Washington Regional Office

943 Washington Square Mall, Washington

 

Each speaker may comment for up to three minutes. More time may be allotted, depending on the number who sign up to speak. No other topic will be discussed at this meeting.

 

The public may also comment on the proposal in writing online here or by mail to:

 

Comments

Central Southern Striped Bass Supplement

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries

P.O. Box 769

Morehead City, N.C. 28557

 

Public comment will not be accepted by email or over the telephone.

 

Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 23.

 

The Division of Marine Fisheries is developing the new restriction through Supplement A to Amendment 1 to the N. C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan. The division received approval to go forward with the supplement from the Marine Fisheries Commission at its November meeting and from Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan in a Dec. 19 letter.

 

The division recommended the proposed temporary restriction to protect possible naturally-spawned year classes of striped bass until Amendment 2 to the N. C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan is adopted. Amendment 2 could continue the no-possession provision or recommend other management actions.

 

Research has shown that striped bass in Central Southern Management Area are not a self-sustaining population and that fishermen are mainly catching hatchery-raised fish; however, data suggests there have now been two naturally-spawned year classes. The proposed temporary management measure would offer additional protection for those non-hatchery fish.

 

The proposed supplement will be brought before the Marine Fisheries Commission for adoption at its Feb. 20-22 business meeting. If approved, the management measure would be implemented by proclamation no later than March 1.

 

Draft Supplement A to Amendment 1 to the N. C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan and other related documents may be found on the division’s website here.




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What the MFC should do is:
  • Match the proposed 2017 WRC rule change increasing the recreational minimum size limit to 26"
  • Close all commercial harvest of striped bass in the CSMA.
  • Prohibit all gill net fishing in the Neuse(Minnesott Beach/Cherry Branch) and Pamlico(Bayview/Aurora) rivers at the ferry lines to the inland water boundaries.
  • Require full-time gill net attendance in all remaining CSMA waters.

Mail your comments here- (Immediately!)

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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries

P.O. Box 769

Morehead City, N.C. 28557


The link provided for the online survey doesn't work for me.  I get this message-
Information We're sorry. You have already taken this survey.


See if it works for you.  I did take the WRC survey, so it may be the same.
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I got same message.
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Updated direct link from Tricia Smith-

Make your online public comments here-



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It's still a dead link.

Message says "you've already taken the survey".

And I have not.


Go figure!


It's pretty clear DMF does not want comments on this.  The decision has been made.


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It seems that the DMF is technology challenged.  I do hope they have the audio running in Feb if I can't make the meeting.

Try this one-


If that doesn't work, I give up.  Use the US Postal Service.

or email Nancy Fish-  nancy.fish@ncdenr.gov


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Tricia sent me a third email- a correction to the correction.

I clicked on the link in the PR below and actually got through.  The link above is a c&P from that successful click.  Maybe it will work for you...maybe not.

or

Try clicking on the link below that says-  "online here"

The public may also comment on the proposal in writing online here or by mail to:

Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Jan. 10, 2019
Phone: 252-342-0642

CORRECTION: Corrects link in 7th graph

Fisheries seeks comments on proposed no-possession
limit for striped bass in some internal coastal waters

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MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting public comment on a draft temporary restriction for a no-possession limit for striped bass in some waters of the state.

The proposed management measure would apply to commercial and recreational fishing in the Tar, Pamlico, Pungo, Bay and Neuse rivers and other joint and coastal waters of the Central Southern Management Area.

A no-possession requirement already exists for the Cape Fear River and its tributaries. The proposal would not impact striped bass fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, Albemarle Sound Management Area, Roanoke River Management Area, or in inland fishing waters under the jurisdiction of the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission.

The public may comment on the proposed management measure at a public meeting to be held:

Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Washington Regional Office
943 Washington Square Mall, Washington

Each speaker may comment for up to three minutes. More time may be allotted, depending on the number who sign up to speak. No other topic will be discussed at this meeting.

The public may also comment on the proposal in writing online here or by mail to:

Comments
Central Southern Striped Bass Supplement
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
P.O. Box 769
Morehead City, N.C. 28557

Public comment will not be accepted by email or over the telephone.

Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 23.

The Division of Marine Fisheries is developing the new restriction through Supplement A to Amendment 1 to the N. C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan. The division received approval to go forward with the supplement from the Marine Fisheries Commission at its November meeting and from Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan in a Dec. 19 letter.

The division recommended the proposed temporary restriction to protect possible naturally-spawned year classes of striped bass until Amendment 2 to the N. C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan is adopted. Amendment 2 could continue the no-possession provision or recommend other management actions.

Research has shown that striped bass in Central Southern Management Area are not a self-sustaining population and that fishermen are mainly catching hatchery-raised fish; however, data suggests there have now been two naturally-spawned year classes. The proposed temporary management measure would offer additional protection for those non-hatchery fish.

The proposed supplement will be brought before the Marine Fisheries Commission for adoption at its Feb. 20-22 business meeting. If approved, the management measure would be implemented by proclamation no later than March 1.

Draft Supplement A to Amendment 1 to the N. C. Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan and other related documents may be found on the division’s website here.

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So they are not taking public comments by email, only through their one question poll.
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This is one more example of how they won't acquiesce to a last ditch, emergency attempt to save a fishery where the entrenched depletion society along the estuary and in the GA and in the governor's office drives a DMF to deny any and all opportunities to conserve any fishery, let alone one where they dug in for years despite its total illegal nature. The possibility that the supplement will result in positive change for the CSMA is dim and slim. The will to conserve, even when fisheries are blinking out, is notably absent from this organ of kibuki theater set up to support only the industrial sector, and they are saying, once again, that recreational anglers and the public at large can get screwed, for all they care. The ooze of contempt for the resource, the public, and especially resource friendly actors and recreational anglers has been steady and increasing for all the years we've been paying attention, and supplements seem to be structured to protect the DMF and its bedfellows who thumb their nose and then turn and produce the old Bronx cheer for those of us who would like to have a viable fishery.
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It is painfully obvious that the DMF is not sincerely interested in the public's input on the CSMA striped bass management plan. By offering a one-question survey, and telling the public that their comments cannot be submitted by email, they clearly do not care what the public has to say because they have already made up their minds as to what action they will take. Offering this one-question survey allows DMF to meet the letter of the law requiring public comment before taking predetermined action on a supplement.

Why was question number 2 not, "Do you support the removal of gill nets from the Pamlico and Neuse rivers?" Well, we all know it is because they do not want to hear the public's answer to that question.

Why has the Division chosen to refuse to consider any other management options other than a moratorium? WRC size limits would result in a 97% reduction in rec harvest. Mirroring the WRC size and bag limits would also eliminate enforcement boundary disparities. 

Why has the Division chosen to refuse to consider any action on gill nets when the WRC has a published study that indicates the bycatch mortality from gill nets is the primary problem? Is DMF only concerned with the economic impact on gill net fishermen from an area closure and not the recreational industry (see guides and tackle shops) that would be hammered by a moratorium? It would be a whole lot easier to support a moratorium if we knew the gill net bycatch mortality was also being addressed. Simply closing the directed commercial fishery will not protect the 2 and 3 year old size fish from the gill nets, illegally targeted harvest and bycatch mortality will continue.

So, answering yes or no to the question presents a "damned if I do and damned if I don't" dilemma as we all want action to protect the native striped bass in these rivers. If you answer yes, then the Division has all the ammunition they need to move forward with a moratorium, even if you add comments in support of additional management measures directed at the use of gill nets. If you answer no, will they even consider any management options you might offer in the comments section?

So, my response is to answer "no" to the question of support for a complete moratorium and offer the following in the comments section: "As an alternative to a moratorium, I support mirroring the WRC limits for recreational anglers, closure of the directed commercial harvest, and the removal of gill nets on the Pamlico and Neuse rivers inland from the respective ferry lines." 

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...and mandatory year-round attendance of all gillnets in the total CSMA areas open to gillnetting.
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Removal of all gill nets statewide. We are about to have the same moratorium on flounder. Remove and ban all gill nets now.
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Yes, between CSMA striped bass and Southern flounder the MFC has all the justification they will ever need to close inshore waters to gill net fishing.
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The DMF's disengenuous use of this nonsurvey should certainly be added to whatever quiver of darts the plaintiff's attorney who picks up our simmering lawsuit carries to court. I wish I had read David's take before submitting mine, and voted no to the moratorium. I did provide a snot-covered paragraph about their disengenuous prosecution of the biomass, and how this is their chance to become decent in the eyes of.... ,well, silly thought. Of course, their prosecution of the biomass is in dead earnest, in fact. And they apparently gave the biomass the death penalty.
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Originally posted by cnaff cnaff wrote:

The DMF's disengenuous use of this nonsurvey should certainly be added to whatever quiver of darts the plaintiff's attorney who picks up our simmering lawsuit carries to court. I wish I had read David's take before submitting mine, and voted no to the moratorium. I did provide a snot-covered paragraph about their disengenuous prosecution of the biomass, and how this is their chance to become decent in the eyes of.... ,well, silly thought. Of course, their prosecution of the biomass is in dead earnest, in fact. And they apparently gave the biomass the death penalty.

Bingo.  Along with the latest news on southern flounder, it's a nice start.


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We have heard concern from some that recreational anglers will give the impression we are "greedy" by advocating for limited harvest under WRC rules.  But these fish are stocked fish, fish stocked by USFWS for the following reasons:

 

National Fish Hatchery System

For over 140 years, the National Fish Hatchery System (NFHS) has worked collaboratively with tribes, states, landowners, partners and stakeholders to promote and maintain healthy, self-sustaining populations of fish and other aquatic species. The NFHS consists of (72) National Fish Hatcheries, one historic National Fish Hatchery, nine Fish Health Centers, seven Fish Technology Centers, and the Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership Program. The unparalleled conservation efforts of this system not only enhance fishes and their habitats, but also angling opportunities for our Nation’s 58 million recreational anglers and associated economies.

National Fish Hatchery System propagation addresses top priorities such as enhancement of recreational fishing and public use of aquatic resources, recovery of federally-listed threatened or endangered species, restoration of imperiled species, and fulfillment of tribal partnerships and trust responsibilities. Hatcheries work closely with Federal agency partners, like the US Army Corps of Engineers, to mitigate impacts of Federal water projects via reimbursable service agreements. In order to maintain excellence in aquatic conservation to ensure healthy fisheries, Fish and Wildlife Service professionals closely monitor the health, status, and trends of aquatic populations; measure the quantity and quality of important aquatic habitat to support strong fisheries; and limit the outbreak and spread of invasive species and disease-causing pathogens. In Fiscal Year 2016, (68) NFHS facilities and (2) Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices distributed (released and transferred) 238,111,345 juveniles, adults, and eggs of (5) different taxonomic groups, encompassing (83) different species into (47) states.

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There is no mention of commercial fishing.  In fact, allowing commercial fishing at all is counterproductive to the aforementioned goals.

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Bycatch of striped bass in the gill net fishery has been shown through peer reviewed, published literature1 to be the major factor in the mortality of striped bass in the Neuse river.  The statistics presented are strong1 (see abstract below).  In biological systems, those number are considered a robust number regarding "cryptic mortality.  In contrast, we have seen no statistical information presented by the DMF.  In fact, after asking if DMF did any statistical power calculations to determine how robust their data was, they refused to answer.  Moreover, they refused to answer any of the questions we posed as to their methods and additional data requests. 

 I have heard from many anglers who could stomach a moratorium (and less tackle dealers that could) IF the nets were removed.  I am one of them.  Without the nets being removed, why should we have to go to a moratorium on OUR fish.  Yes, these are fish stocked for recreational fishing, not to be wasted as dead discards in the gill net fisheries.  To compound things, the condition of the Southern flounder is so bad, in large part to overfishing by gill nets, it makes perfect, indeed common sense to remove the gill nets from the affected very limited areas.  It’s a “two-fer”.  We are going to have to cut Southern flounder fishing by at least 50%, why not bet the best bang for the buck (limited closure)?

 

1  Exploring Causal Factors of Spawning Stock Mortality in a Riverine

Striped Bass Population

Kyle T. Rachels* and Benjamin R. Ricks

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, 1721 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1700, USA

Abstract

The recovery of the Atlantic Striped Bass Morone saxatilis stock in the 1990s is an important example of effective

natural resources management. Implementation of Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) harvest

regulations reduced mortality, protected older and more fecund females, and contributed to the formation of dominant

year-classes in the 1980s and 1990s. However, Striped Bass stocks south of Albemarle Sound, North Carolina, are

not subject to ASMFC management plans, and many populations have failed to attain recovery goals. Catch-curve

analyses indicate that the Neuse River Striped Bass population continues to experience spawning stock exploitation

rates similar to those implicated in the decline of the Atlantic Migratory and Albemarle Sound/Roanoke River stocks

in the 1970s. From 1994 to 2015, Striped Bass instantaneous fishing mortality (F) in the Neuse River ranged from

0.12 to 0.84 and exceeded the overfishing threshold (FThreshold = 0.41) in 12 of 22 years. A global linear model using

environmental and exploitation factors accounted for 55% of the variability in spawning stock discrete annual mortality.

An information-theoretic approach was used to elucidate the best linear model for predicting discrete annual

mortality. The best model included previous-year gill-net effort and same-year commercial harvest (Akaike weight =

0.64, R2 = 0.50). Model-averaged coefficients for gill-net effort and commercial harvest suggested total exploitation

impacts that were congruent with other studies of Neuse River Striped Bass. Results indicate that reducing exploitation

to target levels will require substantial reductions in gill-net effort in areas of the Neuse River where Striped Bass

occur. Reducing exploitation may increase spawning stock biomass and advance the age structure of spawning

females, conferring an increased likelihood of successful recruitment and production of dominant year-classes during

periods of favorable environmental conditions.


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Someone educate me. Why didn't the MFC vote on multiple regulatory options to be sent out for approval, then public comment? Is this a no no in a supplement?

I don't expect the division to add options to a survey that's not voted on and approved, but I do like how they did a survey.

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The MFC voted to approve the Supplement with the staff recommendation of a no-possession limit because it is the only option presented by DMF staff. I can only assume the MFC members that voted in favor of the Supplement either agreed this was the right course of action or felt they could include their own management options after the Supplement was granted by the Secretary.

DMF can include other options in their final draft to the MFC at their February meeting after considering public comment. Even if DMF does not include any additional options in their final draft, the MFC can still come up with their own plan.
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...strictly my thought and maybe I am wrong- hopefully.  

Can the MFC vote and pass management measures under a supplement that haven't received public comment?

Is the MFC hamstrung for the February meeting...if there is action to be taken for the 2019 season?

With there only being public comment on the option of a complete moratorium or no moratorium do any new management measures passed by the MFC in February have to go out to additional public comment?  From memory, there is a required 30-day comment period...yet the current period runs from the PR on Jan 10th until announced closure on Jan 23, 14-days...maybe my memory is wrong.

The commercial striped bass season in the CSMA typically opens on March 1.  The MFC meeting is on Feb 20-22.  There is no time to address the 2019 season with measures that come from that meeting if public notice requires additional public comment- 14 days or 30 days.

 


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FWIW here is the actual Supplement-


thirty-six pages.....

The last paragraph-

VII. RECOMMENDATION
 
The division recommends the NCMFC adopt the supplement as described herein which the director will implement by proclamation. The supplement will result in a no-possession requirement for striped bass as defined by NCMFC Rule 15A NCAC 03M .0201 that would apply to the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse rivers and other joint and internal coastal waters of the CSMA as described in NCMFC Rule 15NCAC 03R .0201, excluding the joint and internal coastal fishing waters of the Cape Fear River and tributaries (including Snow’s Cut). Additionally, consistent with Amendment 1, commercial set gill-net restrictions requiring tie-downs and distance from shore (DFS) measures will apply year-round.

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My research and consultation with legal counsel:

A couple of things can happen, 1) the DMF staff can include additional management options in their final draft to the MFC in February after hearing public comment. The Director told me this was a possibility although I find it highly unlikely. 2) the MFC can come up with their own management options at the February meeting and if approved send them out for public comment. 3) The MFC could ask the Director to immediately implement a no-possession restriction at the February meeting to remain in effect until the Supplement process was completed (i.e., allow for the additional public comment period).

Further counsel included that we should absolutely ask for a fulltime attendance requirement on all gill nets if the Division refuses to remove them from the rivers. How else can you guarantee a no-possession commercial harvest without addressing the dead discards from gill nets? These discards are not good for the resource, rebuilding the stock, or economically.
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(3) then (2) makes sense. Thanks David.
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No possession to me would include no gill nets. Dead in your gill net should mean you are in possession. Course DMF will never rule that way.
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Unable to attend the meeting, i had planned on being at the cobia data workshop but the wall or no wall Xed that, so we will be doing another show.

I spoke with a couple dozen people and 2 guides at the Raleigh show. At least a dozen made the comment "those would be great for rock fish but I hear they are closing that." Sunday I heard more comments about flounder and it "closing". Some took note of what I said, others you could tell they felt I was simply trying to get a sale.
Other comments were "they try to shut stuff down when it's low now they want to shut down when it's good."

Neither charter was too happy.

Overall it was the normal level of being truly informed or misinformed, and it was enough to resist purchasing lures by some.

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Recs are headed for the following inshore/nearshore  limit:

1 Grey Trout

1 Red Drum 

1 Flounder (will soon be there if not worse)

4 Speckled Trout (assuming no killing freeze)

And gill nets will still be  restricted to 10 red drum as bycatch???

DMF will have effectively accomplished their goal at this point.

No recs to bother with..... just rec boaters.

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Resource friends at WRC are trying to help-

MEDIA ADVISORY: WRC/MFC Joint Committee on Delineation of Fishing Waters to meet

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Wildlife Resources and Marine Fisheries Commissions’ Joint Committee on Delineation of Fishing Waters will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Craven Community College Bosch & Siemens Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), Room 104, 800 College Court, New Bern.

The committee has been formed to help integrate the work of the two commissions as they fulfill their statutory responsibilities to jointly determine the boundaries that define North Carolina’s Inland, Coastal and Joint Fishing Waters as the agencies go through a statutorily defined periodic review of existing rules.

The Marine Fisheries Commission members appointed to this committee are Rob Bizzell, Pete Kornegay and Doug Cross. The Wildlife Resources Commission members appointed to this committee are John Stone, Tommy Fonville and Monty Crump.


WHO:
Wildlife Resources and Marine Fisheries Commissions’ Joint Committee on Delineation of Fishing Waters

WHAT:
Discussion of jurisdictional boundaries

WHEN:
Jan. 23 at 1 p.m.

WHERE:
Craven Community College
Bosch & Siemens Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC)
Room 104
800 College Court, New Bern

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