REMINDER: Southern Shrimp Alliance to Present at North Carolina Fisheries Association Annual Membership Meeting

NORTH CAROLINA FISHERIES ASSOCIATION
“Serving the Commercial Fishing Families of North Carolina since 1952”
Phone: (252) 633-NCFA (6232)
Jerry Schill, President: 
; ext 100 
                         David Bush, Fisheries Biologist: 
Peggy Page, Accounting: peggy@ncfish.org; ext 104

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

NCFA will host its annual membership Monday, Jan. 25 from 3-5 p.m. at the Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern. This is the meeting where the members elect the Board of Directors and help set the agenda for NCFA for the upcoming year.

Please click the following link to see agenda: https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/NCFA-Agenda.pdf

The agenda will include the election of Board members and a discussion of some very important issues facing commercial fishermen in 2016 including the latest on the southern flounder situation and the Marine Fisheries Commission’s role in the definition of a commercial fisherman.
Prior to the membership meeting the Marine Fisheries Commission’s Shrimp Bycatch Reduction Industry Work Group will meet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  At this workshop, the group will learn about 2015 testing of bycatch reduction gear technologies; prioritize new gears or broad technological solutions for field testing; and recommend what percentage of shrimp loss is acceptable with new bycatch reduction devices.
Southern Shrimp Alliance
P.O. Box 1577 Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
955 E. MLK Dr. Suite D Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727-934-5090 Fax 727-934-5362
The Southern Shrimp Alliance will also host a brief meeting regarding the Sunset Review and the tariffs that are currently in place on imported shrimp from five countries. The Sunset Review will determine if tariffs will remain on imported shrimp for another five years. SSA will also have updates on issues that they are currently working on that will impact the domestic shrimp industry in 2016. Everyone associated with the shrimp industry should attend this very important meeting.

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