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Virginia Marine Police

Senior Officer S. Taylor Ovide with the Virginia Marine Police spoke Monday to the Mathews County Woman’s Club about how his department’s objectives have changed from merely regulating fisheries to include law enforcement, search and rescue, and an investigation response team. They work in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and, with the population increasing, as well as the laws on fisheries continually changing, they have their hands full. Any money collected from citations go directly into the state’s general fund. Much of what they do overlaps with the Coast Guard between investigating near or fatal boating accidents within the mid-Atlantic area. He is shown here with club president Dana Brown.

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