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Public Notice: Pertaining to Recreational crab pots 2002

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on emergency amendments to the regulation listed below. The emergency amendments were adopted by the Commission, under the authority of 28.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

In accordance with 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the adoption of the proposed emergency amendments as part of the final regulation will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 23, 2002, 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. A copy of the proposed amendments may be reviewed at the Commission during Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Persons interested in obtaining a copy of the proposed regulations may call the Commission offices at (757) 247-2248.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS:

The Commission, by emergency action on June 18 2002, adopted an amendment to Regulation 4 VAC 20-670-30 which clarifies that the daily time limits for commercial crab pots do not apply to persons setting and fishing recreational crab pots. The Commission proposes to make this amendment a permanent part of the regulation.

The Commission will also consider another amendment to Regulation 4 VAC 20-670-30 which exempts recreational crab potters from the lower Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Sanctuary. Crabbing in this sanctuary is currently prohibited from June 1 through September 15.


VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE DEBORAH CAWTHON (757) 247-2248 NO LESS THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEED.

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