The Virginia Marine Resources Commission will hold public hearings on the following matters at its meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at VMRC headquarters in Newport News:
VMRC will hear a request to remove three deteriorated groins and to construct three new replacement low-profile groins extending up to 45 feet channelward of mean high water adjacent to property situated along the York River at 1540 Fleming Road in Gloucester.
—Code amendments to provide an allocation of commercial offshore (federal waters) summer flounder quota to qualifying Virginia commercial hook-and-line licensees;
—Increasing the current 14-inch minimum size limit of summer flounder harvested and possessed by commercial hook-and-line fishermen;
—Allowing gill net permittees to fish from the same vessel, and restrict, or eliminate, the use of agents in the gill net fishery, except in cases of medical hardship, and;
—Modifications to Virginia’s commercial hook-and-line crew re...
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