Virginia Saltwater Fishing provides news, events, articles, and other information about saltwater fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, coastal waters, and offshore areas of Virginia.
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A recently released summary of recreational fishing statistics from NOAA Fisheries provides an insight into the popularity of recreational fishing in the Mid Atlantic region. Mid-Atlantic Recreational Fishing Statistics Highlights: In 2015 2... READ MORE
In January, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) announced a closure of recreational harvests of cobia in Federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Recreational harvest of Atlantic migratory group cobia (from Georgia... READ MORE
The latest Chesapeake Bay Foundation State of the Bay Report rated the estuaries’ over health higher, with an overall score of 34 (C-). The CBF report cites continued implementation of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint... READ MORE
Anglers fishing in Virginia will be subject to new regulations for 4 species sport fish: cobia, grouper, striped bass, and tilefish. In December, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) voted to require recreational anglers... READ MORE