MAFMC Increases 2011 Fishing Quotas for Flounder – Scup

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has voted to increase the 2011 commercial and recreational harvest levels of both scup (porgy) and summer flounder, welcome news for a beleaguered Atlantic Coast fishing community. Following input from the Scup Monitoring Committee, … Continued

Legislation Seeks to Exempt Virginia Anglers from Federal Fees and Retain Boat License

The General Assembly has passed Senator Northam’s SB668 to exempt Virginia anglers from having to pay the $25 fee associated with the Federally-mandated National Saltwater Angler Registry. SB668 has been amended to create a state-level angler identification system, similar to … Continued