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VMRC reconfigures oyster sanctuaries near Norris Bridge

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has reconfigured the boundaries of the oyster sanctuaries in the Rappahannock River by the Norris Bridge.

The new boundaries give watermen a substantial transit area of roughly three-quarters of a mile when going past the bridge in the main stem of the river, VMRC spokesperson Laurie Naismith said Tuesday.

This is being done so no one will inadvertently risk crossing the sanctuaries with dredge gear when going to or from designated harvest areas, she added. ...

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