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The Virgina Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund (VSRFDF)

NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING
Virginia Recreational Fishing Advisory Board
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Monday, September 12, 2005. 7:00 p.m.

The Virginia Recreational Fishing Advisory Board (RFAB) requests public comment on the projects listed below which are currently under consideration for funding from the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund (Saltwater Recreational Fishing License funds). A public hearing on these proposals will be held on Monday, September 12, 2005, at 7:00 p.m., at the Virginia Marine Resource Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Fourth Floor, Newport News. Any person may comment on these projects or any issue relating to the license funds.  Written comments on the proposals should be mailed to: Sonya Davis, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, VA 23607 or E-mail sonya.davis@mrc.virginia.gov In November, the Recreational Fishing Advisory Board will provide its recommendations on projects to be funded to the Commission.  This notice is also available on the internet at http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/vsrfdf/index.htm

For more information, contact Sonya Davis,
Telephone: 757-247-8155
E-mail: sonya.davis@mrc.virginia.gov

Tentative Agenda

I. Introduction, announcements, comments.

II. Status of Fund

III. Review of Minutes from the July 2005 RFAB meeting.

IV. Multi-Year Projects for Renewal

A. 2005 Saxis Fishing Pier Youth Fishing Tournament (Year 4).  Allen Evans, Eastern Shore of Virginia Angler's Club.  $1,500
    
B. 2005 Morley's Wharf Youth Fishing Tournament (Year 4).  Allen Evans, Eastern Shore of Virginia Angler's Club.  $1,500

C. 2006 Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 9).  Rob Cowling, Newport News Rotary Club and Coastal Conservation Association.  $6,000.

D. 2006 Virginia Game Fish Tagging (Year 12).  Jon Lucy, VIMS and Claude Bain, VMRC.  $60,823

E. Artificial Fishing Reef Structure Acquisition and Deployment.  Mike Meier, VMRC.  $200,000

F. 2006 Kiwanis Club Children's Fishing Clinic (Year 5).  J. Wesley Brown, Capital District Kiwanis Club.  $6,000

V. New Projects    

G. Sheepshead Population Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia (Year 1).  Dr. Hongsheng Liao, Eric Robillard, Drs. Cynthia M. Jones, Old Dominion University.  $64,545.

H. Wallop-Breaux Matching Funds.  Jack Travelstead, VMRC.  $291,583

I. Administration of the Recreational Saltwater Boat Decals.  Jane McCroskey, VMRC.  $30,976

J. Item withdrawn

K. 2005 Artificial Fishing Reef Pocket Location Guides.  Mike Meier, VMRC.  $50,000

L. Undercover Law Enforcement Funds for Covert Fisheries Operations.  Lieutenant John Croft, VMRC.  $25,000


VI. Dates for Future 2005 RFAB Meetings:

    Second Cycle
Monday, November 14th    Work Session and Final Recommendations


VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGANST INDIVIUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE SONYA DAVIS (757) 247- 8155 NO LESS THAN 5 WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING TIME AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.


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