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Virginia Marine Resources Commission

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  • Fishing report for Sept. 25

    Recreational saltwater license fees likely will increase in 2015. The increase will average $5 for most licenses. The proposed fee increases are designed to offset budget reductions to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission that will be implemented over the next two years. The fee increases would allow the commission to avoid reductions in core programs such as law enforcement, the artificial reef program, the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program and the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. A public hearing on the proposed license fee increases will be held at the October meeting of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission: mrc.virginia.gov.
  • State extends ban on winter crab dredging

    State extends ban on winter crab dredging
    Winter dredging for blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is closed for the fifth year in a row as the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) moved Monday to continue to protect and rebuild the stock of pregnant hibernating females. To offset the impact...

    Va dredges 10,000-year-old fossilized oyster shells for new reefs

    Va dredges 10,000-year-old fossilized oyster shells for new reefs
    A superstructure some 70 feet high is anchored in the James River across from King's Mill, harvesting barge after barge of fossilized oyster shells. The shells have been buried in sediment for 10,000 years, ever since the planet began to warm after the...

    Fishing regs? Maps of oyster rocks? Finally, there's an app for that

    Fishing regs? Maps of oyster rocks? Finally, there's an app for that
      The Virginia Marine Resources Commission now has a free smartphone app that offers basic information for anglers, from the legal limit for black drum to which shellfish areas are public or private or even condemned. Information ranges from locations...

    The Chesapeake Bay breeds partnerships -- not just brawls.

    The Chesapeake Bay breeds partnerships -- not just brawls.
    That’s the upshot of a guest blog post in National Geographic online by seafood industry spokesman Bob Vanasse. Vanasse is executive director of the nonprofit Saving Seefood, and his point is that the bay doesn’t just divide people into...