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The York County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday whether to set in motion a process that could change the rezoning of the York Point subdivision to prohibit farming and accessory apartments in the neighborhood.
 
The proposed zoning change would add and subtract numerous uses from what is acceptable in York Point, according to the York County Zoning Ordinance. Backyard chicken and horse keeping would still be allowed, however a special-use permit would be required. The current designation of York Point allows backyard chicken and horse keeping by right.
 
Other land uses currently allowed in York Point that would be prohibited under the new designation include commercial orchards or vineyards, forestry and accessory apartments. The change would add group homes with more than eight occupants and transitional homes as acceptable uses for property in York Point, however a special-use permit would be required for either of those.
 
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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 1/27/15

In this episode:

Assessment: Atlantic menhaden is not overfished
Bering Sea pollock fishery casts off
Dock to Dish opens Florida’s first CSF
Second wave of disaster funds for Alaska
Fisherman lands N.C.’s largest bluefin ever

Inside the Industry

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is still seeking public review and comment on the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Conformance Criteria (Version 1.2, September 2011). The public review and comment period, which opened on Dec. 3, 2014, runs through Monday, Feb. 3.

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NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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