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Public Notice: 2014 POUND NET NOTICES

REGULATION 4 VAC 20-25-10 ET SEQ., PERTAINING TO POUND NET SITING PUBLIC INTEREST REVIEW" requires that there be an opportunity for public comment on new pound net locations that are requested for licensing by commercial fishermen.  The following notices are posted by date; the comment period for each specific notice ends approximately 30 days from the date posted on this web site.   Please check with The Fisheries Division at (757) 247-2248 to determine when a specific comment period ends.  Send comments/inquiries within 30 days of the date a notice is posted to:  Marine Resources Commission, Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, Virginia 23607.

Note: 
There is a regulatory cap on the number of pound nets that are allowed in Chesapeake Bay and parts of Virginia's tidal rivers (REGULATION 4 VAC 20-600-10 ET SEQ, "LIMITS THE SALE OF POUND NET LICENSES").  The cap in the affected area is 161 pound nets.  Click on the pound net cap report to see if any nets are likely available; nets available under cap is dependent on licenses sold, licenses authorized for sale, and net locations advertised for public review and will change with time.  Use the pound net cap report as a guideline and consult with the Marine Police District Officer in your geographical area to decide whether to submit an application for a pound net license.  Use the following link to see locations of pound net license issued in the current calendar year:  Pound Net Map.

Note:  Notices below this point are beyond the 30 day comment period and are provided only as a reference of new pound net licensing activity.  Comments will not be accepted on the notices below.

October 30, 2014: Notice is hereby given that Lisa Bell of Cheriton, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and relocate two pound nets in the Chesapeake Bay as follows: The first proposed net is to be relocated to approximately 1 mile southeast of Cherrystone Channel Light 2C. The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 11.4178N and Longitude 76 00.7012W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 11.5522N and Longitude 76 00.5199W. The offshore end of the current approved pound net (EP0072) is located at Latitude 37 11.0508N and Longitude 76 01.0906W. The second proposed net is to be relocated to approximately 1 mile northeast of North Channel Buoy 18. The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 11.0597N and Longitude 76 00.3720W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 11.1919N and Longitude 76 00.1882W. The offshore end of the current approved pound net (EP0070) is located at Latitude 37 10.9000N and Longitude 76 00.7400W.

October 22, 2014: Notice is hereby given that Keith Like of Cape Charles, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and relocate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows: The proposed net is to be relocated to approximately 1,600 feet northeast of Cape Charles City Range A Rear Light. The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3714.6975N and Longitude 7601.4047W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3714.7400N and Longitude 7601.1631W. The offshore end of the current approved pound net is located at Latitude 37 14.7182N and Longitude 76 01.4694W.

September 30, 2014: Notice is hereby given that Thomas Dale Gaskins of Reedville, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows: The proposed net is to be located to approximately 4,000 feet east-southeast of Owens Pond. The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3750.7879N and Longitude 7613.9707W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3750.7910N and Longitude 7614.2200W.

August 8, 2014: Notice is hereby given that Keith Like of Cape Charles, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and relocate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows: The proposed net is to be relocated to approximately 1,600 feet northeast of Cape Charles City Range A Rear Light. The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3714.7182N and Longitude 7601.4694W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3714.7819N and Longitude 7601.2421W. The offshore end of the current approved pound net is located at Latitude 37 14.6975N and Longitude 76 01.4047W.

May 8, 2014: 
Notice is hereby given that Edward H. Bender of Cheriton, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and relocate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:  The proposed net is to be relocated to approximately 2,800 feet southeast of Cherrystone Channel Light 2C. The length of the net will be approximately 925 feet.  The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.5840N and Longitude 7601.3180W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.6710N and Longitude 7601.1620W.  The offshore end of the current approved pound net is located at Latitude 37 52.1100N and Longitude 75 41.7600W.

May 8, 2014:  Notice is hereby given that Francis Dale Gaskins of Heathsville, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:  The proposed net is to be located approximately 1 mile east-northeast of Gaskin Pond. The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet.  The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 51.683N and Longitude 76 13.461W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 51.763N and Longitude 76 13.681W. 

May 8, 2014:  Notice is hereby given that Edward H. Bender of Cheriton, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:  The proposed net is to be located approximately 75 feet northeast of Cape Charles City Range B Front Light 8. The length of the net will be approximately 775 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 15.7347N and Longitude 76 01.6754W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 15.7632N and Longitude 76 01.5199W. 

May 8, 2014: Notice is hereby given that Robert Moses of Poquoson, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate one pound net in the Back River as follows:  The proposed net is to be located approximately 300 feet west of entrance to Front Cove. The length of the net will be approximately 130 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 06.6142N and Longitude 76 19.1101W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 06.6122N and Longitude 76 19.1367W. 

April 18, 2014:  Notice is hereby given that Curtis A. Heath Jr. of Townsend, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:  The proposed net is to be located approximately 1.25 miles south-southwest of the mouth of The Gulf.  The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet.  The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 21.3107N and Longitude 76 00.2384W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 37 21.1883N and Longitude 76 00.0450W. 

April 18, 2014:  Notice is hereby given that Brandon Lee Simpson of Suffolk, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and relocate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:  The proposed net is to be relocated to approximately 3,750 feet southeast of Cherrystone Channel Light 2C.  The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet. T he offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.4974N and Longitude 7601.1474W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.5913N and Longitude 7600.9299W.  The offshore end of the current approved pound net is located at Latitude 37 06.7950N and Longitude 76 58.5934W.

 

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