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Virginia Recreational Fishing Advisory Board March 1997

The Virginia Recreational Fishing Advisory Board, an advisory committee to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, invites public comment on the below listed projects which have been submitted for funding by the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund. This fund consists of revenue from the sale of Virginia saltwater recreational fishing licenses. A public hearing on the proposed projects has been scheduled for Monday, March 10, 1997 at 7:00 P.M. at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News. Any person may present testimony. Written comments should be forwarded to Jack Travelstead, VMRC, P. O. Box 756, Newport News, Virginia 23607.

MULTI-YEAR PROJECTS CONSIDERED FOR RENEWAL

A. 1997 Children's Fishing Clinic; The Denbigh Rotary Club and Coastal Conservation Association, $9204.90.

B. Augmentation of the 1997 National Marine Fisheries Service Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $64,871.40.

C. Application of New Techniques to Determine the Stock Structure of Weakfish along the U.S. Atlantic Coast; Old Dominion University and Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $125,264.

D. A Delineation of Shark Nursery Grounds in Chesapeake Bay and Assessment of Abundance of Shark Stocks; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $140,695.

E. Stock Identification, Movement, and Fisheries Contribution of Juvenile Summer Flounder in Virginia Nurseries - Year III; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $77,160.

F. Genetic Analysis of Population Structuring Within the Spanish Mackerel; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $49,363.

G. Cobia in the Lower Chesapeake Bay: Reproduction Ecology and a Characterization of the Recreational Fishery; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $79,096.

H. Seagrass Habitat Restoration: Implications for Enhancement of Speckled Trout; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $118,864.

I. Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $49,910.00.

NEW PROJECTS

J. Expansion of Gloucester Point Fishing Pier; Gloucester Parks and Recreation, $55,000.

K. Currioman Landing - Public Landing Improvements; Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors, $74,050.

L. Cape Charles Inner Harbor Improvements: 2 Finger Piers and 45 Docking Slips; Joint Industrial Development Authority of Northampton County and Its Incorporated towns, County of Northampton, Town of Cape Charles; $170,000.

M. Virginia Coastal Boating Guide; Virginia's River Country, $68,000.

N. Interactive Saltwater Fishing Exhibit at the Virginia Marine Science Museum; Virginia Marine Science Museum, $20,000.

O. Allocating Striped Bass Between Competing User Groups; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $108,682.

P. Nassawadox Artificial Reef in the Chesapeake Bay; Coastal Conservation Association and Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $142,000.

Q. Cape Charles Artificial Reef in the Chesapeake Bay; Coastal Conservation Association and Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $62,000.

R. Consultative Support in Writing a State-wide Artificial Reef Development Plan for Virginia; Coastal Conservation Association,Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $100,000.

S. Development of Facilities to Provide Finfish Ageing for Virginia Catches and Application of Virtual Population Analysis to Provide Management Advice; Old Dominion University and Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $201,707.

T. Pelagic Fish Community Dynamics in Relation to Restored Oyster Reefs in the Chesapeake Bay: Oyster Reefs as Feeding Grounds and Nurseries; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $21,301.

U. Feeding Habits of Large Striped Bass in the Virginia Waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $24,146.

V. Blue Crabs as Forage for Striped Bass: Implications for Management and Quota Setting in the Chesapeake Bay; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $86,707.

W. James River Fish Restoration Project - Educational Program; James River Association, $20,000.

X. James River Anadromous Fish Restoration Project - Boshers Dam Fish Passage; James River Association; up to $100,000.

Y. Exploratory Field Evaluation of Hook-Release Mortality in Tautog; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $29,078.

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VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE DEBORAH CAWTHON (757) 247-2248 NO LESS THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING TIME AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEED.

 

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