Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan Addendum VI

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board recently approved Addendum VI to Amendment 6 of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The Addendum reduces all state commercial quotas by 18%, and implements … Continued

Virginia State Record Gray Triggerfish

A 6-pound 12-ounce gray triggerfish has been certified as the initial Virginia State Record for the species by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. The record-setting triggerfish was caught on November 1, 2017 by Dave Walden of Yorktown, VA. The fish … Continued

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