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Public Notice:  Proposed Regulations, May 2014

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on the establishment of amendments to regulations, as proposed below.  By May 12, 2014, the proposed draft regulations can be viewed at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. 

In accordance with Section 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the proposed regulation will be held at 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. Public comments on the proposals should be provided to Robert L. O’Reilly, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, Virginia 23607, by 12:00 p.m., Monday May 26, 2014. 

I.  Chapter 4VAC20-490-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Sharks”

The Commission will consider proposals to increase Virginia’s commercial spiny dogfish seasonal quota from 4,408,894 pounds (2013-2014 season) to 5,329,491 pounds (2014-2015 season).

The purpose of this amendment is to comply with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan requirements for this species. 

II.  Chapter 4VAC20-910-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Scup (Porgy)”

The Commission will consider proposals to establish the Summer Period commercial quota, as 14,105 pounds for scup. 

The purpose of this amendment is to comply with the Interstate Fishery Management Plan requirements for this species. 

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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 BETTY WARREN (757-247-2248) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.



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