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Virginia Marine Resources Commission

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  • Hampton officials rescue three from overturned boat

    Three boaters were rescued from the water by crews with the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue Thursday afternoon, a spokesman said. Just after 4:30 p.m. crews were called to the bridge on East Mercury Boulevard that leads to Fort Monroe. There, a  14-...
  • Hampton Yacht Club asks to expand marina

    Hampton Yacht Club asks to expand marina
    The Hampton Yacht Club is asking for City Hall's permission to expand its marina to accommodate larger vessels and additional parking. The club along the banks of the Hampton River would expand north on a vacant parcel toward Georgetown Condominiums....
  • Chesapeake Bay oysters featured in new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign

    Chesapeake Bay oysters featured in new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign
    Salty … with sweetness and a smooth finish. That's the regional flavor of Tidewater oysters as they're now being touted in a new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign launched Tuesday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, part of his long-term effort to build a "new...
  • Update: Body of 8-year-old boy found near Cape Charles Beach

    Update: Body of 8-year-old boy found near Cape Charles Beach
    UPDATE: The body of an 8-year-old boy who went missing Sunday near the south end of Cape Charles beach was found Tuesday morning, a Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman said. His body was found near where he went missing, according to...
  • Gloucester County holds wetlands information meeting for property owners

    Gloucester County holds wetlands information meeting for property owners
    Property owners in Gloucester who want to know about the application process for property improvements along tidally-influenced rivers, creeks and marshes can attend a meeting 1-4 p.m. Thursday. The Gloucester County Environmental Programs Department is...
  • 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...
  • Mathews waterman appointed to Virginia Marine Resources Commission

    Mathews waterman James Close has been appointed to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Close's appointment to the VMRC was announced Friday by Gov. Bob McDonnell. The VMRC oversees the state's marine and aquatic resources. The commission meets...
  • STORY: One dead, one missing after sailboat capsizes on James River

    STORY: One dead, one missing after sailboat capsizes on James River
    One man is dead and another is missing after a boating accident on the James River early Friday that sent 10 people into the water. The boaters -- six men and four women, all in their 20s -- were crammed into a 22-foot sailboat that left Deep Creek in...
  • Don't give up on the Chesapeake Bay oyster

    Don't give up on the Chesapeake Bay oyster
    For nearly a century, oysters have been pummeled from two sides: us and nature. Our appetite for oysters has spurred overharvesting; at the same time, pollution has made oysters more vulnerable to disease, and sediment has smothered oyster beds....
  • Kayaks and stripers: Virginia authorities see dangerous trend

    Kayaks and stripers: Virginia authorities see dangerous trend
    A fish is not worth risking your life for. That’s the message authorities in Virginia delivered Friday, a day after rescuing six capsized striper anglers from the chilly waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The incidents, which occurred near the...
  • U.S. struggles to track illegal marlin trade

    Revered by Ernest Hemingway and other anglers, Atlantic blue marlin is among the most sought-after fish in the sea. It’s also traded on the black market at levels that federal investigators can’t define. “We don’t know how...