The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on a proposed amendment to Regulation 4 VAC 20-610-30, pertaining to the use of agents by registered commercial fishermen. The text of the proposed amendment is provided below. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to allow persons to serve as agents, for selling the catch of commercial fishermen, without possessing the fisherman's commercial fisherman registration license.
In accordance with Section 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on this proposal will be held at 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, October 28, 1997, at the Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 4th floor conference room, Newport News. Any person may present testimony. Written comments will be accepted through October 28 at 12:00 noon and should be addressed to Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Jack G. Travelstead, P. O. Box 756, Newport News, Virginia 23607.
A copy of the proposed regulation may be reviewed at the Commission from Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Persons wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed regulation may call the Commission at (757) 247-2248.
Proposed amendment to 4 VAC 20-610-30 A.3.
A.3. Any person is authorized to possess the registration license of a commercial fisherman in order to serve as an agent for fishing the commercial fisherman's gear and selling the catch. No commercial fisherman shall use more than one person as an agent at any time. The agent shall possess the registration license and gear license of the commercial fisherman, when fishing. When transporting or selling a commercial fisherman's catch, the agent shall possess either the registration license of that commercial fisherman or a bill of lading indicating that fisherman's name, address, commercial fisherman registration license number, date and amount of product to be sold.
VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE DEBORAH CAWTHON (247-2248) NO LESS THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING TIME AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.