Marine Fisheries seeks advisers for blue crab committee

Published 4:05 pm Thursday, September 29, 2016

MOREHEAD CITY — The state Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen and scientists to serve on the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee.

The committee will assist the Division of Marine Fisheries in amending the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan. The commission uses fishery management plans as guides for implementing regulations and other management measures.

Individuals interested in serving as an adviser should be willing to attend meetings at least once a month and participate in the committee process. Advisers will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses incurred in relation to their official duties.

For an application, go to, stop by any Division of Marine Fisheries’ office, or call 252-808-8022 or 800-682-2632.

Applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 15 to C.J. Alley, N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.