Emergency Action for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

During a webinar meeting on Wednesday February 25, 2015, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted to request that the National Marine Fisheries Service implement emergency rules to restrict commercial and recreational landings of blueline tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic. The Council’s … Continued

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