ADVISORY COMMITTEES/BOARDS

Click on our Calendar link to view upcoming advisory committee meetings.  Note that beginning in July 2002, draft and final minutes of advisory committee and Commission meetings will be posted on our calendar page as well.

Aquaculture Management Advisory Committee (AMAC):  Advises the Commission on aquaculture management. [MEMBERSHIP]

Crab Management Advisory Committee (CMAC):  Advises the Commission on the needs and utilization of the recreational and commercial blue crab fisheries. [MEMBERSHIP]

Finfish Management Advisory Committee:  Advises the Commission on the needs and utilization of the recreational and commercial finfish fisheries. [MEMBERSHIP]

Seaside Eastern Shore Oyster Replenishment Advisory Committee:  Advises the Commission on the needs and utilization of the recreational and commercial oyster fisheries as they pertain to the Eastern Shore. [MEMBERSHIP]

Shellfish Management Advisory Committee (SMAC):  Advises the Commission on the needs and utilization of the recreational and commercial oyster fisheries. [MEMBERSHIP]

Commercial Fishing Advisory Board
:  Advises the Commission on the expenditure of the Marine Fishing Improvement Fund (derived from selected commercial license fees). [MEMBERSHIP] - [Total Revenue/Expenditures/Approved Projects]

Recreational Fishing Advisory Board: Advises the Commission on the expenditure of the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund (derived from saltwater license fees). [MEMBERSHIP] - [Total Revenue/Expenditures/Approved Projects]

Saltwater Sport Fishing Tournament Advisory Committee:  Advises the Commission on the operation of the marine fish citation program. [MEMBERSHIP]  

Habitat Management Advisory Committee (HMAC)
:  Advises the Commission on the needs and utilization of subaqueous and intertidal habitat in Virginia. [MEMBERSHIP]

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