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Public Notice: 2017 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.
 

Public Comment Period for FFD Application NP0217: October 11, 2017 - November 10, 2017

Notice is hereby given that THOMAS DALE GASKINS of REEDVILLE, VA has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a new pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:

PROPOSED LOCATION: UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY APPROXIMATELY 5000 FT EAST OF ENTRANCE TO GASKINS POND

COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-51.6830 / W76-13.4610
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-51.6981 / W76-13.7096

Send comments/inquiries on or before November 10, 2017 to:

Marine Resources Commission
Fisheries Management Division
2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, Virginia 23607





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 for FFD Application NP0216: March 15, 2017 - April 14, 2017

Notice is hereby given that GARY S KILMON of HAGUE, VA has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a new pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:

PROPOSED LOCATION: APPROXIMATELY 2250 FT EAST OF THICKET PT

COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N38-01.6640 / W76-31.6390
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N38-01.5840 / W76-31.6400

Send comments/inquiries on or before April 14, 2017 to:

Marine Resources Commission
Fisheries Management Division
2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, Virginia 23607



Public Comment Period for FFD Application NP0215: March 15, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Notice is hereby given that KYLE J GASKINS of HEATHSVILLE, VA has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a new pound net in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:

PROPOSED LOCATION: APPROXIMATELY 3.5 MI SW SMITH PT LIGHT
COORDINATES OF OFFSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-50.5100 / W76-14.2550
COORDINATES OF INSHORE-MOST POINT: N37-50.5260 / W76-14.5040

Send comments/inquiries on or before April 14, 2017 to:

Marine Resources Commission
Fisheries Management Division
2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, Virginia 23607





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