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Public Notice: Pertaining to Gear Restriction

NOTICE

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on a proposed amendment to Regulation 4 VAC 20-670-30, "Gear Restriction." The amendment eliminates the requirement that persons licensed to use a recreational gill net shall stay within 100 yards of such net when it is overboard.

In accordance with 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the adoption of the proposed amendment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News. Written comments on the proposals may be mailed to: Jack Travelstead, VMRC, Fisheries Management Division, P. O. Box 756, Newport News, Virginia 23607 or may be e-mailed to jtravelste@mrc.state.va.us. A copy of the proposed regulation may be reviewed at the Commission, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a copy may be obtained by calling (757) 247-2248.

The proposed amendment to 4 VAC 20-670-30 eliminates the provision below:

"Any person licensed to use a recreational gill net shall stay within 100 yards of such net when it is overboard. Failure to attend such net in this fashion is a violation of this chapter."

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VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE DEBORAH CAWTHON (247-2248) NO LESS THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING TIME AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

 

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