Virginia Marine Police to Begin Enforcing Fisherman Identification Program Registration Requirements

Virginia Marine Police will begin enforcing the Virginia Fisherman Identification Program registration requirement after the Fourth of July weekend. The new registration program went into effect on Jan. 1, and requires adults who fishes in Virginia’s saltwaters, or for saltwater … Continued

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

NOAA Recreational Saltwater Fishing Summit

NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator, Eric Schwaab hosted more than 100 recreational constituents in Alexandria, Virginia at 2010 Recreational Saltwater Fishing Summit on April 16 – 17. “Resolving issues facing our fisheries today will require … Continued