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Virginia Marine Resources Commission

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  • Counting crabs in the Chesapeake

    Counting crabs in the Chesapeake
    — A mesh net tips onto the stern of the work boat "Mydra Ann," and out tumbles a community of crabs: fist-size blues with claws raised in attack mode, tan adolescents trying to scuttle for cover and translucent babies no bigger than a thumbnail....
  • Virginia moves to ban winter blue crab harvest

    Virginia moves to ban winter blue crab harvest
    Virginia regulators moved Tuesday to ban the winter harvest of blue crabs despite the crustacean’s comeback in the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission set a public hearing in August to ban dredging of hibernating female crabs,...
  • Virginia rejects bid for large Chesapeake Bay oyster farm

    Virginia rejects bid for large Chesapeake Bay oyster farm
    A watermen’s cooperative suffered a setback Tuesday when state regulators denied most of its application to grow oysters in a Chesapeake Bay tributary. The Oyster Company of Virginia, which includes a dozen watermen, received permission to set...
  • Cast your fishing line

    Cobia, gray trout, croaker, crappie and largemouth bass are fish you might hear about if you live in Hampton Roads. If you're a newcomer to the area, you might be unaware of the requirements for freshwater and saltwater fishing — not to mention...
  • Whether freshwater, ocean or boating, three tips to casting your fishing line in Hampton Roads

    Cobia, gray trout, croaker, crappie and largemouth bass are fish you might hear about if you live in Hampton Roads. If you're a newcomer to the area, you might be unaware of the requirements for freshwater and saltwater fishing — not to mention...