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Public Notice: 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.

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.

November 7, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that Thomas D. Gaskins of Reedville, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a pound net in the Chesapeake Bay.  The pound net is to be located at a new location approximately 2000 yards northeast of Gaskins Pond.  The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3752.1284N and Longitude 7613.5532W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3752.1619N and Longitude 7613.7990W.  The pound net shall be approximately 1200 feet in length.

October 31, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that William R. Davenport, III of White Stone, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a pound net in the Fleets Bay.  The pound net is to be located at a new location approximately 4,500 feet northeast of Green Daymarker #5 Antipoison Creek.  The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3738.34970N and Longitude 7619.22905W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3738.27944N and Longitude 7618.99757W.  The pound net shall be approximately 1200 feet in length.

October 31, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that William R. Davenport, Jr. of White Stone, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a pound net in the Chesapeake Bay.  The pound net is to be located at a new location approximately 1900 yards northeast of Bluff Point.  The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3741.6780N and Longitude 7616.7110W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3741.6830N and Longitude 7616.9600W.  The pound net shall be approximately 1200 feet in length.

October 26, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that Lisa Bell of Cheriton, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate five pound nets in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:  

The first net is to be located approximately 3,660 feet west-southwest of Picketts Harbor Road. The length of the net will be about 1,084 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3710.9000N and Longitude 7600.7400W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.0000N and Longitude 7600.5550W.

The second net is be located approximately 3,850 feet southwest of Picketts Harbor Road. The length of the net will be about 1,200 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3710.6405N and Longitude 7600.5958W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3710.7500N and Longitude 7600.3900W.

The third net is to be located approximately 5,050 feet west of Picketts Harbor Road. The length of the net will be about 1,200 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.0508N and Longitude 7601.0906W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.1640N and Longitude 7600.8880W.

The fourth net is to be located approximately 6,100 feet west-northwest of Picketts Harbor Road. The length of the net will be about 1,165 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.2340N and Longitude 7601.3500W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.3400N and Longitude 7601.1500W.

The fifth net is to be located approximately 5,190 feet southwest of Guys Point. The length of the net will be about 925 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.5840N and Longitude 7601.3180W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3711.6710N and Longitude 7601.1620W.

October 26, 2012: 
Notice is hereby given that Arthur P. Bender of Cheriton, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate four pound nets in the Chesapeake Bay as follows:

The first net is to be located approximately 1,010 feet south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The length of the net will be about 1,082 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3705.2650N and Longitude 7558.8520W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3705.3400N and Longitude 7558.6500W. 

The second net is to be located approximately 3,500 feet southwest of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (Little Bridge). The length of the net will be about 937 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3706.5630N and Longitude 7558.9290W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3706.5100N and Longitude 7558.7480W. 

The third net is to be located approximately 3,000 feet west of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (Little Bridge). The length of the net will be about 935 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3706.7630N and Longitude 7558.9390W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3706.6794N and Longitude 7558.7770W. 

The fourth net is to be located approximately 2,990 feet northwest of Pelican Pub @Sunset Beach. The length of the net will be about 810 feet. The offshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3708.4439N and Longitude 7559.0110W and the inshore end of the net is to be located at Latitude 3708.4641N and Longitude 7558.8464W. 

October 25, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that William H. Haynie, of Reedville, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a pound net in the Chesapeake Bay.  The pound net is to be located at a new location approximately 8,200 feet south of the southern tip of Dameron Marsh.  The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3745.3170N and Longitude 7617.4920W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3745.2832N and Longitude 7617.7374W.  The pound net shall be approximately 1200 feet in length.

October 24, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that Francis D. Gaskins of Heathsville, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a pound net in the Chesapeake Bay. The pound net is to be located at a new location approximately 1,800 yards southeast of Gaskins Pond. The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3751.1666N and Longitude 7613.9166W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3751.1666N and Longitude 7614.1660W. The pound net shall be approximately 1200 feet in length.

Please send comments or inquiries within 30 days to: Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, Virginia 23607.

.August 16, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that Curtis A. Heath, Jr. of Townsend, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a pound net in the Chesapeake Bay.  The pound net is to be located at a new location approximately 970 feet northwest of Vortac Aircraft Navigation Aid.  The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3721.035N and Longitude 7600.003W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3721.008N and Longitude 7559.902W.  The pound net shall be approximately 516 feet in length.

June 5, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that Edward M. Bender of Cheriton, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate three pound nets at new locations in the lower eastern Chesapeake Bay.

The first pound net is to be located approximately 5,000 feet east-southeast of Flashing Red CL 2C.  The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3711.8369N and Longitude 76 00.7104W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3711.8862N and Longitude 7600.5753W.  The pound net shall be approximately 721 feet in length. 

The second pound net is to be located approximately 1,500 feet west of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (Little Bridge).  The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3706.7950N and Longitude 7558.5934W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3706.7195N and Longitude 7558.4932W.  The pound net shall be approximately 669 feet in length. 

The third pound net is to be located 1,100 feet north of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.  The offshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3705.7604N and Longitude 7558.9452W and the inshore end of the pound net is to be located at Latitude 3705.7759N and Longitude 7558.8749W.  The pound net shall be approximately 354 feet in length. 

January 20, 2012:  Notice is hereby given that William R. Davenport, III of White Stone, Virginia has applied to the Marine Resources Commission to license and locate a pound net in the Chesapeake Bay.  The net is to be located, approximately 2,600 feet South-Southwest of #4 red buoy at the entrance to Dividing Creek in Northumberland County and approximately 2,000 feet due east of the shoreline and approximately 3,700 feet southeast of Jarvis Point.  The offshore end of this net is to be located at Latitude 37 42.772N and Longitude 76 18.0500005W.  The inshore end of this net is to be located at Latitude 37 42.6582347N and Longitude 76 18.2535743W.  The net shall be 1200 feet in length. 

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