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Projects Approved by the Commission

Projects Approved (May - September 2011) Funding Current Contract End Date
2011 Sunshine Children's Fishing Program. Recreational $7,194 12/1/2011
2011 Saxis and Morley's Wharf Fishing Piers Youth Fishing Tournaments (Year 10). Recreational $2,000 12/1/2011
2011 Youth Developmental "Hooked on Fishing" Adventure (Year 4). Recreational $9,700 12/1/2011
2011 Hope House & Oak Grove Nursing Home Fishing Excursions and Clinics. Recreational $4,200 12/1/2011
2011 Virginia Marine Sportfish Collection (Year 5). Recreational $11,500 VMRC
Federal Assistance (Wallop-Breaux) Matching Funds, Federal FY 2012. Recreational $286,856
Commercial $35,000
VMRC
2012 Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 15). Recreational $6,500 9/1/2012
2012 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 11). Recreational $6,500 9/1/2012
2012 Estimating Relative Abundance of Young-of-Year American Eel in the Virginia Tributaries of Chesapeake Bay. Recreational $23,329
Commercial $23,329
12/31/2012
2012 Virginia Game Fish Tagging (Year 18). Recreational $70,213 4/30/2013
Bennett's Creek Park Fishing Pier Replacement. Recreational $75,000 Contract pending
Survey Design for Adult Atlantic Menhaden along the U.S. East Coast. Recreational $55,373 12/31/2012
2012 Norfolk Youth Head Boat Fishing Trip. Recreational $1,010 9/1/2012
Boat Scarring Effects on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Virginia: Recovery Patterns (Year 12). Commission review only. Recreational $11,300
Commercial $11,300
8/31/2012


Projects Approved (May - September 2010) Funding Current Contract End Date
2010 Sunshine Children's Fishing Program. Recreational $7,194 10/1/2010
2010 Saxis and Morley's Wharf Fishing Piers Youth Fishing Tournaments (Year 9). Recreational $2,000 10/1/2010
2010 Youth Developmental "Hooked on Fishing" Adventure (Year 3). Recreational $6,100 10/1/2010
2010 Virginia Marine Sportfish Collection (Year 4). Recreational $10,000 VMRC
Federal Assistance (Wallop-Breaux) Matching Funds, Federal FY 2011. Recreational $312,468
Commercial $13,000
VMRC
2011 Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 14). Recreational $6,500 9/1/2011
2011 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 10). Recreational $6,500 9/1/2011
2011 Estimating Relative Abundance of Young-of-Year American Eel in the Virginia Tributaries of Chesapeake Bay. Recreational $23,287
Commercial $23,287
12/31/2011
2011 Virginia Game Fish Tagging (Year 17). Susanna Musick has taken over VIMS portion. Recreational $78,904 4/30/2012
2011 Enhancing and Restoration of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Habitat in Chesapeake Bay and the Virginia Coastal Bays (Year 16). Recreational $107,551 4/30/2013
Boat Scarring Effects on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Virginia: Recovery Patterns (Year 11). Commission review only. Recreational $10,500
Commercial $10,500
10/31/2011


Projects Approved (May - September 2009) Funding Current Contract End Date
2009 Sunshine Children's Fishing Program. Recreational $7,194 9/1/2009
2009 Saxis Fishing Pier Youth Fishing Tournament (Year 8). Recreational $1,325 9/1/2009
2009 Hope House & Oak Grove Nursing Home Fishing Excursions and Clinics. Recreational $4,000 11/1/2009
2009 Youth Developmental "Hooked on Fishing" Adventure (Year 2). Recreational $5,780 10/1/2009
2009 Virginia Marine Sportfish Collection (Year 3). Recreational $10,000 VMRC
2009 Deployment of Artificial Reef Structure. Recreational $100,000 VMRC
2009 Estimate and Assess Social and Economic Importance and Value of Menhaden to Chesapeake Bay Stakeholders and Region (3 Year Study) - Year 3. Recreational $154,452 5/30/2011
Federal Assistance (Wallop-Breaux) Matching Funds, Federal FY 2010. Recreational $235,563 VMRC
2010 Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 13). Recreational $6,500 9/1/2010
2010 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 9). Recreational $6,500 9/1/2010
2010 Virginia Game Fish Tagging (Year 16). Recreational $87,800 4/30/2011
2010 Improving Stock Assessment of Weakfish - Year 3 of 3. Recreational $111,356 7/30/2012
2010 Estimating Relative Abundance of Young-of-Year American Eel in the Virginia Tributaries of Chesapeake Bay (Yr 9). Recreational $23,287
Commercial $23,287
12/31/2010
2009 Virginia Fishing Line Recycling Program. Recreational $3,500 VMRC
2010 Connecting Productivity in Eelgrass Beds to Recreationally Important Finfishes in Chesapeake Bay: Forage Fishes as Trophic Conduits. Recreational $58,329 12/30/2011
2010 Tilefish and Grouper Population Dynamics Along the Virginian Continental Shelf (3 Year Study), Year 1 of Wallop-Breaux State Match. Recreational $18,200 VMRC
Boat Scarring Effects on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Virginia: Recovery Patterns (Year 10). Recreational $10,000
Commercial $10,000
8/31/2010

 

Projects Approved (July - November 2008) Funding Current Contract End Date
2009 Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 12). Recreational $6,000 9/1/2009
2009 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 8). Recreational $6,000 9/1/2009
Federal Assistance (Wallop-Breaux) Matching Funds FY 2009. Recreational $321,820 VMRC
Improving Stock Assessment of Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) - Year 2. Recreational $130,876 12/31/2009
2009 Virginia Game Fish Tagging (Year 15). Recreational $86,698 4/30/2010
Migrations of Adult Summer Flounder from Chesapeake Bay: Implications for Stock Structure. Recreational $83,605 12/31/2010
Use of Pop-Up Satellite Archival Tags (PSATs) to Determine the Fate, Movements, and Habitat Utilization of Red Drum Released from Virginia's Recreational Fishery. Recreational $90,369 3/31/2010
Boat Scarring Effects on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Virginia: Recovery Patterns (Year 9). Recreational $10,000
Commercial $10,000
10/31/2009

 

Projects Approved (January - May 2008) Funding Current Contract End Date
2008 Sunshine Children's Fishing Program. Recreational $7,194 9/1/2008
2008 Saxis & Morley's Wharf Fishing Pier Youth Fishing Tournaments (Year 7). Recreational $2,500 8/1/2008
2008 Hope House & Oak Grove Nursing Home Fishing Excursions and Clinics. Recreational $4,000 11/1/2008
Virginia Marine Sportfish Collection (Year 2). Recreational $12,000 VMRC
Estimating Relative Abundance of Young-of-Year American Eel in the Virginia Tributaries of Chesapeake Bay (Year 8). Recreational $22,674
Commercial $22,674
5/31/2009
Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance of Recreationally Important Finfish in the Virginia Portion of Chesapeake Bay. *approved for Federal Aid (Wallop-Breaux) funding* Recreational $74,242 State Match
Estimate and Assess Social and Economic Importance and Value of Menhaden to Chesapeake Bay Stakeholders and Region (3 Year Study) - Year 2. Recreational $205,479
Commercial $31,000
11/30/2009
2008 Deployment of Artificial Reef Structure. Amount reduced 11/25/08. Recreational $210,000 VMRC
Buckroe Beach Saltwater Fishing Pier. Recreational $750,000 3/31/2010
Data collection and analysis in support of single and multispecies stock assessments in Chesapeake Bay: the Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Monitoring and Assessment Program (ChesMMAP). *approved for Federal Aid (Wallop-Breaux) funding* Recreational $94,221 State Match

 

Projects Approved (July - November 2007) Funding Current Contract End Date
2008 Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 11). Recreational $6,000 9/1/2008
2008 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 7). Recreational $6,000 9/1/2008
2008 Virginia Game Fish Tagging (Year 14). Recreational $76,718 4/30/2009
Federal Assistance (Wallop-Breaux) Matching Funds FY 2008. Recreational $283,512
Commercial $75,000
VMRC
Sheepshead Population Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia (Year 3). Recreational $67,206 8/31/2009
2008 Youth Developmental "Hooked on Fishing" Adventure (Year 1). Recreational $6,780 9/1/2008
Pilot Study: Application of pop-up satellite archival tags (PSATs) to assess postrelease survival, habitat utilization and short term movement of striped bass in Virginia's winter recreational fishery. Recreational $71,371 6/30/2009
Improving stock assessment of weakfish (Cynoscion regalis). Recreational $87,194 12/31/2008
Reef Monitoring Equipment Support for VMRC's Fisheries Management Division. Recreational $72,964 VMRC
Adult Red Drum Population Structure Study. Recreational $20,390 VMRC
2007 Deployment of Donated Artificial Reef Structure Recreational $400,000 VMRC
Boat Scarring Effects on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Virginia: Recovery Patterns (Year 8). Recreational $10,000
Commercial $10,000
8/31/2008

 

Projects Approved (January - May 2007) Funding Current Contract End Date
2007 Sunshine Children's Fishing Program. Recreational $7,194 9/1/2007
2007 Saxis & Morley's Wharf Fishing Pier Youth Fishing Tournaments (Year 6). Recreational $2,500 8/1/2007
2007 Early Summer Children's Fishing Program. Recreational $1,100 8/1/2007
Artificial Reef, Funding for Deployment of Structure 2006-2007. Recreational $150,000 VMRC
Visual Function in Chesapeake Bay Sport and Prey Fishes: Summer Flounder, Bluefish, Cobia, and Atlantic Menhaden (Year 2). Recreational $50,289 8/31/2008
Estimating Relative Abundance of Young- of-Year American Eel in the Virginia Tributaries of Chesapeake Bay (Year 7). Recreational $16,162.50
Commercial $16,162.50
5/31/2008
Enhancing Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Habitat: Research and Education for Restoration (Year 13). Recreational $95,689 5/31/2011
Virginia Marine Sportfish Collection (Year 1). Recreational $12,000 VMRC
SAS Licensing and Training for VMRC Technical Staff. Recreational $38,500 VMRC
Quinby Harbor Enhancements.
Modified scope of work approved 11/10/08
Recreational $294,375 1/31/2010
2007 Hope House Fishing Excursion and Clinic. Recreational $2,500 9/1/2007
Abundance, Distribution and Biology of Sharks and Rays in Chesapeake Bay and Virginia's Coastal Lagoons: Continuation of a Long-term Monitoring and Research Program. Recreational $89,073 8/31/2008
Estimate and Assess Social and Economic Importance and Value of Menhaden to Chesapeake Bay Stakeholders and Region (3 Year Study) - Year 1. Recreational $284,331
Commercial $50,000
11/30/2008
Newport News, Conversion of a Protective Wavescreen into a Saltwater Fishing Pier Recreational $440,833 6/30/2008

 

Projects Approved (July - November 2006) Funding Current Contract End Date
Federal Assistance (Wallop-Breaux) Matching Funds FY 2007. Recreational $225,000 VMRC
2007 Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 10). Recreational $6,000 9/1/2007
2007 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 6). Recreational $6,000 9/1/2007
Sheepshead Population Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay , Virginia (Year 2). Recreational $65,777 8/31/2008
Artificial Reef, Funding for Deployment of Structure 2006-2007. Recreational $200,000 VMRC
2007 Virginia Game Fish Tagging (Year 13). Recreational $64,787 4/30/2008
Ocean View Recreational Fishing and Education Pier. Recreational $215,850 4/30/2008
A Genetic Assessment of the Potential for Local Depletion of Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) within Chesapeake Bay. Recreational $57,172 12/31/2007
Utility of Alternative Reefs to Simultaneously Enhance Recreational Fish Production and Oyster Restoration. Proposal Amendment Recreational $128,071 9/30/2008
Prey Availability and Enhanced Production of Artificial Reefs for Recreational Fish and Native Oysters. Proposal Amendment Recreational $64,430 6/30/2008
Boat Scarring Effects on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Virginia: Recovery Patterns (Year 7). Recreational $10,000
Commercial $10,000
8/31/2007

 

Projects Approved (January - May 2006) Funding Current Contract End Date
2006 CCA Tidewater Youth Fishing Day (Year 9) Recreational $6,000 9/1/2006
2006 Saxis Fishing Pier Youth Fishing Tournament (Year 5) Recreational $1,250 8/1/2006
2006 Morley's Wharf Youth Fishing Tournament (Year 5) Recreational $1,250 8/1/2006
Estimating Relative Abundance of Young-of-Year American Eel in the Virginia Tributaries of Chesapeake Bay (Year 6) Recreational $15,841
Commercial $15,841
5/31/2007
Visual function in Chesapeake Bay Sport and Prey Fishes: Summer Flounder, Bluefish, Cobia, and Atlantic Menhaden Recreational $44,279 6/30/2007
2006 Sunshine Children's Fishing Program Recreational $6,954 9/1/2006
2006 Early Summer Children's Fishing Program Recreational $1,100 9/1/2006
Understanding Localized Movements and Habitat Associations of Summer Flounder in Chesapeake Bay Using Passive Acoustic Arrays Recreational $149,906 9/30/2007
Towards Validation of Juvenile Indices of Abundance for Several Fish Species in Chesapeake Bay Recreational $30,458
Commercial $30,458
12/31/2007

 

Projects Approved (July - November 2005) Funding Current Contract End Date
2005 Saxis Fishing Pier Youth Fishing Tournament (Year 4) Recreational $1,500 6/18/2005
2005 Morley's Wharf Youth Fishing Tournament (Year 4) Recreational $1,500 7/16/2005
2006 Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 9) Recreational $6,000 9/1/2006
2006 Virginia Game Fish Tagging (Year 12) Recreational $60,823 4/30/2007
Artificial Fishing Reef Structure Acquisition and Deployment Recreational $200,000 VMRC
2006 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 5) Recreational $6,000 9/1/2006
Sheepshead Population Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia (Year 1) Recreational $64,545 9/30/2007
Wallop-Breaux Matching Funds Recreational $261,583 VMRC
Administration of the Recreational Saltwater Boat Decals Recreational $10,000 VMRC
Undercover Law Enforcement Funds for Covert Fisheries Operations Recreational $25,000 VMRC

 

Projects Approved May 2005 Funding Current Contract End Date
2005 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic Recreational $6,000 9/1/2005
Estimating relative abundance of Young-of-Year American Eel in the Virginia tributaries of Chesapeake Bay Recreational $14,964.50
Commercial $14,964.50
5/31/2006
Establishment of a Chesapeake Bay Trophic Interaction Laboratory Services (CTILS) Program Recreational $95,000 5/31/2006
Investigations of Mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Morone saxatilis: Large-Scale field Survey and Molecular Diagnostics Recreational $78,448 8/31/2006
Visual function in Chesapeake Bay sportfishes: striped bass, weakfish, spotted seatrout, Atlantic croaker, spot, and red drum Recreational $42,838 6/30/2006
What is the cause of menhaden recruitment failure? Quantifying the role of striped bass predation Recreational $38,093
Commercial $38,093
1/1/2007
Virginia Saltwater Angler's Guide - 3rd Edition (2nd Revision and Reprinting). Note: In 2009, the Governor put a freeze on all hard copy publications, including the Angler's Guide. The funds have been returned to the VSRFDF. It is currently available on the website: www.mrc.virginia.gov/vswft/Angler_Guide/index.shtm Recreational $208,500 VMRC
Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance of Recreationally Important Finfish and Crustaceans in the Virginia Portion of Chesapeake Bay Recreational $386,030 8/31/2006

 

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