| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Convinced that the state's management plan to rebuild the decimated blue crab stock is failing, a commercial watermen's advisory panel is urging a new approach to avoid a collapse of the fishery.
The Virginia Blue Crab Industry Panel is calling for a...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The York County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a new commercial oyster farm operation.
The Board of Supervisors will get the final say at its Sept. 16 meeting.
The application, submitted by Lee Riggins Rich who lives at the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:39 AM
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...
| May 31, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
Hunting and fishing regulators expect a budget boost this year, partly because they're...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:51 AM
With its many waterways, Hampton Roads is a dream for fishing enthusiasts. Fishing can be done from piers, shorelines and by boat, with plenty of saltwater and freshwater options.
It is important to know the licensing rules and fishing regulations...
| Feb 24, 2013
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them.
On Friday automatic...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:42 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:49 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2011
Doug McMinn would rather work on the Rappahannock River than talk to politicians.
Yet that's exactly what he was doing over the winter when state lawmakers began tinkering with Virginia's oyster aquaculture laws.
McMinn and fellow oyster growers...