The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission, when it meets later this month in Beaufort, is expected to consider final approval of Amendment 3 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan.
A final vote is also expected on the N.C. Fishery Management Plan for Interjurisdictional Fisheries Information Update.
The in-person meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, and at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Beaufort Hotel, 2440 Lennoxville Road. The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube.
Amendment 3 includes management measures that are based on the 2019 southern flounder stock assessment and requires a minimum of 52% reduction in total removals to rebuild the spawning stock within 10 years.
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