Marine Fisheries Commission

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
Marine Fisheries Commission
Environmental Quality
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-289.54
Term Length 
3 years
The commission manages, restores, develops, cultivates, conserves, protects and regulates the marine and estuarine resources within its jurisdiction. The commission also implements laws relating to coastal fisheries, coastal fishing, shellfish, crustaceans and other marine and estuarine resources enacted by the General Assembly. The commission has nine members, each serving a three-year term. The governor appoints all members.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Mr. Samuel K. Romano11/2/20186/30/2019LimitedCommercial Fisherman from the Coastal Region
Mr. Michael C. Blanton7/30/20186/30/2021LimitedCommercial Fisherman from the Coastal Region
Mr. Douglas Edward Cross11/2/20186/30/2020LimitedCommercial Dealer or Processor from the Coastal Region
Mr. Charles H. Laughridge7/29/20136/30/2019LimitedRecreational Sports Fisherman <10%
Mr. W. Robert Bizzell7/30/20186/30/2021LimitedRecreational Sports Fisherman <10%
Mr. Cameron Boltes1/24/20186/30/2020LimitedSports fishing >50%
Mr. C. Thomas Hendrickson7/30/20186/30/2021LimitedAt-Large
Mr. Brad A. Koury11/2/20166/30/2019LimitedAt-large
Mr. James W. Kornegay1/24/20186/30/2020LimitedScientist

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