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Publice Notice: provide relief to pound net fishermen who were affected by Hurricane Isabel

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on the proposed amendment to the regulation listed below.

In accordance with §28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the proposed amendments will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 27, at the 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.  Copies of the proposed amendments 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.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT:

The Commission proposes to provide relief to pound net fishermen who were affected by Hurricane Isabel by exempting them from the provisions of Regulation 4 VAC 20-20-50 B. which requires that a fixed fishing device must be fished in 2004 in order for the licensee to maintain his priority right to the net's location in future years.  The exemption shall apply only for 2004.

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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 (757) 247-2248 NO LESS THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING TIME AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.


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