Bills Target Oversight of Menhaden Fishery

 

Two lawmakers from Hampton Roads want to change how Virginia regulates the lucrative menhaden fishery in the Chesapeake Bay.

For more than 100 years, politicians in Richmond have overseen the harvesting of menhaden, a silvery bait fish with major commercial and ecological value in the Bay.

It is the only species in state waters governed by legislators; the rest are managed by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission in Newport News

Bills target oversight of menhaden fishery | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Published by Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley hsibley@bwys.com Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

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