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VMRC reconsidering King and Queen pier proposal

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted unanimously on Dec. 9 to have the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board re-examine a proposal for a new recreational fishing pier in King and Queen County.

The advisory board denied the King and Queen project when it met recently, VMRC spokesperson Laurie Naismith said, since it has concerns about funding and about the saltwater and freshwater boundary line.

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission had asked the state in November to support construction of a 65-foot-long fishing pier that would be built at the old bridge abutment in King and Queen near West Point. King and Queen County is seeking a $130,000 state grant to build the pier, said Lewis Lawrence, executive director of MPPDC. This region has few public fishing piers, he said, with the closest being at Gloucester Point.

The commission voted to have the advisory board revisit the King and Queen project proposal, with all new and recent information, and to examine and rec...

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