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Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on the establishment
of amendments to the regulations, as proposed below. By April 10, 2017, the
proposed draft regulations may be viewed at the Virginia Marine Resources
Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia.
accordance with Section 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on
the proposed amendments to these regulations will be held no earlier than 12:00
noon, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission,
2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. Public comments on the proposals
should be provided to Robert L. O’Reilly, VMRC Fisheries Management Division,
2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor,
, Virginia 23607, by 12:00 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2017.
Chapter 4 VAC 20-450-10 et seq., "Pertaining to the Taking of
Commission proposes to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-450-10 et seq., “Pertaining to
the Taking of Bluefish,” to establish the 2017 commercial bluefish quota as 1,014,773
pounds. The 2016 commercial
bluefish quota was 580,287 pounds.
purpose of this amendment is to comply with the federal and interstate
management plans for this species.
Chapter 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Black Sea
Commission proposes to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq. "Pertaining
to Black Sea Bass," to establish recreational black sea bass management
measures for 2017. The 2016 recreational black sea bass fishery was managed by
a 12 ½-inch minimum size limit, total length, a 15-fish possession and open
season from May 15 - September 21 and through October 22 - December 31.
purpose of the amendment is to comply with the interstate management plan for
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THEREFORE, IF YOU
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JANE MCCROSKEY (757-247-2215) NO LATER
DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE
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