New Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Regulations (cobia, grouper, striped bass, tilefish)

Anglers fishing in Virginia will be subject to new regulations for 4 species sport fish: cobia, grouper, striped bass, and tilefish. In December, the┬áVirginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) voted to require recreational anglers to file catch reports in 2017 for … 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

Public Hearings on Menhaden Draft Addendum IV

The States of Maine and Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum IV to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The dates, times, and locations … Continued