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The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites the public to comment on the proposed rule changes, as noted below. | Legal notices


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NOTICE The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites the public to comment on the proposed rule changes, as noted below. By January 10, 2022, the proposed draft regulations will be available for viewing on the VMRC web calendar at https://mrc.virginia.gov/calendar.shtm. Pursuant to Section 28.2-209 of the Virginia Code, a public hearing on proposed changes to these regulations will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 380 Fenwick Road, Bldg. 96, Fort Monroe, Virginia. Written public comments on Fisheries Management Division proposals or on fishery matters not on the agenda should be provided by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 19, 2022 to Patrick Geer, Division of VMRC Fisheries Management, 380 Fenwick Road, Bldg. 96, Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651, or emailed to Fisheries@mrc.virginia.gov with the title “Commission Comments”. The Commission may consider the elements of the Fisheries Management Division from 9:30 a.m. ________________________________________________________ I. Chapter 4 VAC 20-1180-10 et seq., “Regarding fishing guides” and Chapter 4 VAC 20-1150-10 and seq., “Relating to charter boat and bridgehead fisheries” The Commission proposes to modify chapter 4 VAC 20-1180-10 et seq., “Concerning fishing guides”, to 1) define the delimitation lines existing in freshwater / saltwater, 2) clarify the language of the license qualification requirements, and 3) establish penalties. The Commission also proposes to repeal Chapter 4 VAC 20-1150-10 et seq. The purpose of these changes is to define the scope of charter license lines between freshwater and saltwater jurisdictions, to provide clarification on how to obtain the licenses required for charter, to establish sanctions in the event of non-compliance and repeal the obsolete regulation 4 VAC 20-1150-10 et seq., “Concerning fishing in chartered and lead boats”, as replaced by the wording of chapter 4 VAC 20-1180-10 et seq., “Concerning fishing guides”. II. Chapter 4 VAC 20-950-10 et seq., “Regarding the Black Sea bass” low season. The purpose of these changes is to comply with the federal and interstate management plan for this species. Recreational management measures for black bass must be adjusted to reduce recreational harvest levels coast-wide by 28% and Virginia cannot open the February special recreational season in federal waters without final management measures in place for 2022. ________________________________________________________ VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE IF YOU NEED REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE NOTIFY MICHELE GUILFORD (757-247-2206) NO LATER THAN FIVE WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.

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