The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on proposed
amendments to regulations, as shown below. By August 12, 2019, the proposed
draft regulations may be viewed at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 380
Fenwick Road, Bldg. 96, Fort Monroe, Virginia.
In accordance with Section 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the proposed amendments to these regulations will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 380 Fenwick Road, Bldg. 96, Fort Monroe, Virginia. Public comments on the proposals should be provided to Robert L. O’Reilly, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 380 Fenwick Road, Bldg. 96, Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651, by 12:00 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2019.
The Commission may review Fisheries Management Division items as early as 9:30 a.m.
I. Chapter 4 VAC 20-720-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest"
The Commission proposes to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-720-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest,” to establish the 2019-2020 areas of public harvest, public oyster harvest seasons, and oyster resource conservation measures.
In accordance with Section 28.2-203 of the Code of Virginia, the purpose of these amendments is to manage the Virginia public oyster fishery for sustainable harvest and to prevent overfishing.
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