Virginia Saltwater Fishing provides news, events, articles, and other information about saltwater fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, coastal waters, and offshore areas of Virginia.
A variety of recreational fishing information can be found on our tips and techniques page.
Our Virginia Fishing Regulations page provides information related to state, federal, and regional saltwater fishing regulations.
After responding to over 700 false alerts in 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard is urging anyone with an emergency position indicating radio beacon to properly register their device. An EPIRB is a device... READ MORE
Virginia was the top state for recreational catches of spot and croaker, according to a recent economic report from NOAA Fisheries. The report, Fisheries Economics of the United States 2016, is the 11th... READ MORE
Beginning January 1, 2019, all Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) tournaments will be required to submit catch summaries, according to NOAA Fisheries. An Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) tournament is a tournament that... READ MORE
In Virginia, three oyster restoration projects will include reef ball construction, oyster reef construction, oyster planting, and other efforts. Oyster restoration sites will be located four tributaries; Lynnhaven River, Lynnhaven River Western Branch... READ MORE