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Public Notice: Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) invites public comment on a proposed amendment to Regulation 4VAC20-610-10 et seq., as shown below.

In accordance with 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on this proposal will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at the office of the Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 4th Floor, Newport News, Virginia. Any interested persons may offer testimony. For further information or to submit written comments, please contact Jack Travelstead, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia, 23607, prior to 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 23, 2002.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT:

4 VAC 20-610-10 et seq. "Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting"

The Commission proposes the following amendment to the regulation:

1. The owner of any purse seine vessel or bait seine vessel (snapper rig) licensed under provisions of 28.2 - 402 of the Code of Virginia shall submit the Captain's Daily Fishing Reports (CDFRs) to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in accordance with provisions of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for Atlantic Menhaden. The CDFRs shall be those forms provided by the NMFS and shall be submitted in a manner consistent with the requirements of the NMFS.

This proposed amendment is in conformance with the interstate fishery management plan for Atlantic menhaden.


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 AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEED.

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