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Commissions Begin Work on Coastal Habitat Protection Plans

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For the first time ever, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, the Coastal Resources Commission, and the Marine Fisheries Commission met together June 1 in Raleigh for the Habitat Summit. They are developing Coastal Habitat Protection Plans required by the Fisheries Reform Act of 1997. The plans will address protecting wetlands, spawning areas, threatened/endangered species habitat, nursery areas, shellfish beds, submerged aquatic vegetation, and Outstanding Resource Waters.