At its February meeting, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted to delay voting on a proposed rule regarding a for-hire logbook requirement until the August meeting in order to get more stakeholder input before the decision.
The delay came after a large group of people from the for-hire industry at the meeting expressed concerns about the for-hire logbook requirement.
The proposed rule would implement a recent change in state law and require charter and guide captains to submit a logbook detailing their for-hire fishing activity for the previous week.
If implemented, for-hire logbook information would go to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) for management purposes.
source: North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission