The Joint Committee on Delineation of Fishing Waters has been formed to help integrate the work of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) as they fulfill their statutory responsibility to jointly determine the boundaries that define North Carolina's Inland, Coastal, and Joint fishing waters.  

Under the statutorily required "Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules" (Periodic Review), the MFC 15A NCAC 03Q .0100 rules and the WRC 15A NCAC 10C .0100 rules must be readopted through permanent rulemaking no later than June 30, 2022.  

Additionally, MFC rule 15A NCAC 03Q .0202 must be amended if the Commissions agree that the descriptive boundaries between Coastal, Joint, and Inland Fishing Waters require modification.