Best Locations for Catching Spot

Despite its small size, the Norfolk spot is one Virginia’s most popular saltwater fish species. Although spot begin arriving in late spring, the best fishing usually occurs in late summer through fall. In Virginia, spot are caught in nearshore waters … Continued

Tilefish – Grouper Recreational Landing Permits

For 2015, tilefish/grouper recreational landing permits can obtained by the angler directly via a new online process; once the appropriate information is provided the no-cost permit is issued immediately via email. Tilefish/grouper recreational landing permits required for all vessels to … Continued

Regional Council Specifications – Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, Bluefish

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) have established specifications for the summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, and bluefish fisheries. ASMFCs actions are final and apply to state waters (0-3 miles from … Continued