2017 Atlantic Cobia Recreational Fishing Closure (Federal Waters)

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 to New York) closed at 12:01 a.m. … Continued

2017 ASMFC Summer Flounder Fishery Meeting

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board is seeking public comments regarding Draft Addendum XXVIII to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass. Addendum … Continued

Virginia Fisherman Identification Program Hotline Discontinued

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) recently announced that the agency’s Fisherman Identification Program (FIP) toll free operator assisted registration service has been discontinued due to budget constraints. All anglers required to register in FIP must register for themselves online, … Continued

Sea Gull Pier to Close For Renovations

  The Sea Gull Fishing Pier on The Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel’s first Island will be closed to the public during the construction of new parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel. The Thimble Shoal Channel tunnel project is … Continued

Virginia Dolphin Fishing

  The dolphin, also known as dolphinfish or Mahi Mahi, is one of Virginia’s most popular offshore fish species. Along the Virginia Coast, dolphin are caught from May thru October using a variety of techniques. Dolphin are known for their … Continued

2016 Flounder – Black Sea Bass Regional Management

The ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board recently approved Addendum XXVII to the Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan. The Addendum continues the use of regional management for the 2016 summer flounder and … Continued