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Public Notice: 2015 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.  More information on Fixed Fishing Device (FFD) licensing.
 

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.


Public Comment Period: October 9, 2015 - November 8, 2015

Notice is hereby given that TRAVIS C CONNELLY of PAINTER, VA has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a new pound net(s) in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:

SITE#EP0112:  PROPOSED LOCATION: APPROXIMATELY 0.4 MILES NW OF CM2 CHANNEL MARKER, OFF MOUTH OF PUNGOTEAGUE CR
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-39.6099 / W75-53.3921
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-39.5430 / W75-53.1580

SITE#EP0110:  PROPOSED LOCATION: APPROXIMATELY 1300 FT SSE COFFIN PT AT PARKERS ISLAND
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-42.6687 / W75-51.2199
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-42.4731 / W75-51.1841

SITE#EP0111:  PROPOSED LOCATION: APPROXIMATELY 0.4 MILES NW OF CM4 CHANNEL MARKER, OFF MOUTH OF PUNGOTEAGUE CR
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-39.8908 / W75-53.1066
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-39.8110 / W75-52.8790

Public Comment Period: August 26, 2015 - September 25, 2015

Notice is hereby given that EDWARD MARK BENDER of CHERITON, VA has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate three new pound nets in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:

SITE#EP0108:  A POUND NET APPROXIMATELY 1,700FT SW OF TANKARDS BEACH
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-20.6154 / W76-00.5424
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-20.5238 / W76-00.3229

SITE#EP0107:  A POUND NET AT GUYS PT
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-12.6300 / W76-01.0528
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-12.5992 / W76-00.8086

SITE#EP0106:  A POUND NET 950 FT SOUTH OF GUYS PT
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-12.2853 / W76-01.0113
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-12.3672 / W76-00.7862

Public Comment Period: July 29, 2015 - August 28, 2015

Notice is hereby given that ANDREW J STURGIS of BELLE HAVEN, VA has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to relocate a licensed pound net in the Chesapeake Bay in the following location:

Proposed Location SITE#EP0109:: CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF OCCAHANNOCK CREEK. Approx 3000 FT WEST OF POWELLS BLUFF; 1/2 MI SOUTH OF BUOY#7.
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-33.3690 / W75-57.0200
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-33.3690 / W75-56.8620

Prior Location: NEAR MOUTH OF CRADDOCK CREEK, APPROX. 0.5 MILES NORTH OF BULL COVE AND APPROX. 0.6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BACK CREEK.
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-35.3456 / W75-56.2160
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-35.2664 / W75-55.9774
Send comments/inquiries on or before August 28, 2015 to address noted above.

Public Comment Period: May 6, 2015 - June 5, 2015

Notice is hereby given that GLEN W FRANCE of WARSAW, VA has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate one pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:  Proposed Location: 200' South of Lynch Point; 2677' SW OF MD/VA MARKER OV2B
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N38-02.4241 / W76-31.4150
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N38-02.5265 / W76-31.4149
Send comments/inquiries on or before June 5, 2015 to the address noted above.

January 21, 2015:
Notice is hereby given that Thomas D. Gaskins of Reedville, 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 3,000 feet southwest of the Little Wicomico River Approach Light 2LW. The length of the net will be approximately 1,200 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3752.8333N and Longitude 7614.1167W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3752.8890N and Longitude 7614.3167W. The offshore end of the current approved pound net (NP0165) is located at Latitude 37 52.1284N and Longitude 76 13.5532W.


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