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Re: NC Marine Fisheries Commission Shrimp Petition
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »

Senate Bill would delay the NC Marine Fisheries Commissions authority to proceed with rule making authority regarding Shrimp Petition.


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NC Marine Fisheries Commission Shrimp Petition
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 11:00:18 PM »
Pamlico County's "Part-Time" Economic Development Director Beth Buckshot caught contributing to #FAKENEWS

** Please email Ms. Buckshots boss, Mr. Buck with your comments -

tim.buck@pamlicocounty.org

beth.bucksot@pamlicocounty.org


http://www.newbernsj.com/news/20170319/pamlico-chamber-to-host-meeting-on-shrimp-proposals

#FAKENEWS Part


   

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From Quickfix's list of NC Sea Grant links (top on on his/her post):

"In sum, 39 percent of wholesalers stated that they sold the majority of their fish to in-state markets; 44 percent reported shipping the majority of their fish out of state; and 17 percent said that they had roughly a 50-50 split between in-state and out-of-state sales. The report also included the percentage of annual sales obtained from domestic and imported seafood. Sixty-three percent of participants claimed to deal solely in domestic product, with 57 percent of purchases exclusively from North Carolina fishermen. Thirty-five percent of respondents said that they sold a mixture of imported and domestic seafood, noting that between 1 and 50 percent of the seafood stocked was imported. However, most of the survey participants reported that between 20 and 40 percent of their product was imported. Major imported products included various species of catfish, crabmeat, crab legs, flounder, grouper, mahi mahi, salmon, sea trout, shrimp, snapper, swordfish, tilapia, tuna and wahoo." Garrity-Blake and Nash

First sentence, and Math for Dummies ----- 39% plus 8.5% sold to in mostly state markets for a total of 47.5% ----- 44% plus 8.5% sold mostly out of state, just took the 50/50 dealers and made it simple for "dummies". 

Assume that since this is confidential information, and I do not fault a businessman for keeping that close to the vest, but it is seemingly "best available data" and should/could be put to good use, even in NC. 

Taking average shrimp landings of 7 million pounds, close to 50% of that goes out of state, so does that mean NC's 10 million citizens get to consume 3.5 million pound of shrimp (heads on and unpeeled).   Would that be .35lbs (less heads/tails an peels) per person when the national average says consumers eat just under 20lbs a year?  Please don't take my numbers as accurate, I'm sure both sides will provide their own, but I just wanted y'all to check my math to see if I'm going into or coming out of a rabbit hole.

Good Fishing!!!   
 
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Re: NC Marine Fisheries Commission Shrimp Petition
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 09:21:00 PM »
Finally some steps toward fixing the resource. Wildlife Federation :)

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Re: NC Marine Fisheries Commission Shrimp Petition
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 06:05:14 PM »
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Meanwhile, Jerry Schill, NCFA executive director, said the association thinks the proposed special secondary nursery areas are the biggest problem with the petition’s proposed rules.

“The people who created this petition, they don’t understand the history of the (shrimp trawl bycatch) issue,” he said.


http://m.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_06c617d6-f90e-11e6-86dd-8bc9f5b78809.html?mode=jqm

But wait...  Industrial Fish House Lobbyist Jerry Schill said...  He Doesn't Even Fish!

https://vimeo.com/203749681


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Re: NC Marine Fisheries Commission Shrimp Petition
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 09:51:28 AM »
Jess Hawkins, Vice President NC Catch -  On destructive gear, damaging sea bottom, grasses and vegetation.  All prior to being paid by the commercial fishing interest -


Final Draft from Jess Hawkins to Synder Productions for video content:
REVISED September 2011


Physical disturbances from dredging, propeller scarring, commercial fishing equipment, and hurricanes are other threats to grass beds. In addition to physically removing sea grasses, dredging can also alter the bottom depth and sediment characteristics that lead to chronically elevated turbidity and sedimentation, resulting in death of the grasses.

Propeller scarring cuts leaves, stems and even roots, as well as creating a trench in the bottom. This scarring can affect the grasses for many years, and in some cases, the grass may never recover. Such activity is a major threat to grasses in Florida and is very obvious in North Carolina when viewed from the air.

Some commercial fish gear such as oyster dredges and bull rakes also physically damage sea grass.
 
North Carolina is also the ONLY state to have formal regulatory protection strategies for estuarine fish and shellfish nursery areas, called primary nursery areas. The state has over 80,000 acres of estuarine waters classified as primary nursery areas, which are defined as areas “ in which for reasons such as food, cover, bottom type, salinity, temperature and other factors, young finish and crustaceans spend the major portion of their initial growing season.”

Experts with the Division of Marine Fisheries identify habitats functioning as primary nursery areas; the Marine Fisheries Commission adopts rules formally designating those areas, and prohibits any fishery activities that have been found to have a damaging effect on the habitat or juvenile fish.

http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=2b33a7b6-7c87-49e4-a1ba-301e7d633141&groupId=38337
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Re: NC Marine Fisheries Commission Shrimp Petition
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 06:48:22 PM »

North Carolina's Retired Marine Fisheries Director says -

Time has arrived to Save NC Fish from Destructive Shrimping Nets & Gear!  4 Fish are Killed for every 1 pound of Shrimp Sold


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1845324012417798&id=1589049881378547



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NC Marine Fisheries Commission Shrimp Petition
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 01:55:19 PM »

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission passes shrimp petition in an effort to reduce the destructive gear used in critical nursery areas!
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