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Coastal Resources Commission to Meet

Ami E. Wilbur, UNCW Shellfish Research Hatchery director, shows Tom Looney, North Carolina Coastal Federation board member, a Floating Upweller System, or FLUPSY, on a previous tour. Photo: Todd Miller

The state Coastal Resources Commission, or CRC, will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, by video conference to discuss several items, including updates on the shellfish lease program, Coastal Habitat Protection Plan revisions and rule-making recommendations.

The meeting agenda and briefing materials are available on the CRC website. Times on the agenda for individual items are subject to change.

The public can join the meeting by clicking here or call 1-415-655-0003 . Event number is 171 008 2509 and the password is 1234.

The commission will hear updates from the Division of Marine Fisheries on rule-making related to the shellfish lease program and consider amendments to rules regarding floating upweller systems, or FLUPSYs.

The CRC also will consider amendments to rules on beach mats and public access, unvegetated beach designation for Oak Island, North Carolina Coastal Reserve operations and shorefront access policies, and the Public Beach & Coastal Waterfront Access Program. The CRC will also from the subcommittee on the implementation of the Development Line and the Static Line Exception.

Members of the public may submit written comments by email with “public comment” in the subject line before the meeting to Angela Willis at

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