The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on the proposed amendments to regulations listed below.
In accordance with Section 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the proposed regulations will be held at 12:00 Noon, on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. Written comments on the proposals should be mailed to Jack Travelstead, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, Virginia 23607, by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2009. Copies of the proposed regulations may be reviewed, at the Commission, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and may be obtained by calling the Commission at (757) 247-2248.
A) Chapter 4VAC20-950-10 et seq., "Pertaining to Black Sea Bass"
The Commission proposes two options for incorporating the black sea bass hardship fishery quota, as part of the directed fishery quota. The first option would convert each permittee's hardship quota into a percentage of the directed fishery, based on the 2009 directed fishery quota. The second option would convert each permittee's hardship quota into a percentage of the directed fishery, based on the directed fishery quota, for the year the hardship quota was awarded. Hardship quotas may be transferred for the first time in 2010.
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