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Virginia Marine Resources Commission

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  • Oyster harvesters see unloading fees increase at some Peninsula docks

    Oyster harvesters see unloading fees increase at some Peninsula docks
    On a cloudy muggy morning along the shores of Deep Creek in Newport News' Menchville area, third generation marina operator Lonnell Perok-Coffen carries on the business left in her hands nearly five years ago by her father Steven Perok. "Business has...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Living Here: Fishing

    Living Here: Fishing
    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...
  • 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...
  • Bay sediment plume under study by VIMS

    Bay sediment plume under study by VIMS
    Chesapeake Bay water isn't just salty anymore. It's gritty. An eye-popping sediment plume caused by torrential rains from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee has drifted into Chesapeake Bay and is under study by Virginia Institute of Marine Science...
  • Permits OK'd for 3rd reactor at North Anna

    Permits OK'd for 3rd reactor at North Anna
    NEWPORT NEWS — Weeks after a rare earthquake forced the shutdown of North Anna nuclear power plant, state regulators approved a permit enabling a proposed third reactor to inch forward. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday voted...
  • Virginia cancels winter crab dredge season fourth year in a row

    Virginia cancels winter crab dredge season fourth year in a row
    NEWPORT NEWS — Despite objections from the seafood industry, Virginia regulators canceled the winter dredging of blue crabs for the fourth consecutive year. The move, part of an effort to rebuild stocks of the Chesapeake Bay delicacy, will have...
  • Number of young striped bass in Chesapeake Bay spikes

    Number of young striped bass in Chesapeake Bay spikes
    After several years of discouraging results, Maryland fisheries officials say the number of juvenile striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay this summer was the fourth highest in the 58-year history of their annual census. The abundance of palm-sized newborns...