The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) invites public comment on a proposed amendment to Regulation 4VAC20-430-10 et seq., as shown below.
In accordance with §28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on this proposal will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at the office of the Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 4th Floor, Newport News, Virginia. Any interested person may offer testimony. For further information or to submit written comments, please contact Jack Travelstead, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia, 23607, prior to 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 24, 2002.
4 VAC 20-430-10 et seq. "Pertaining to the Marking and Minimum Mesh Size of Gill Nets"
The proposed amendment to the regulation would delete the following language from 4 VAC 20-430-20:
5. An easily visible number or symbol shall be attached to end marker flags and floating balls, and the same number or symbol shall be used for both ends of the same net.
6. Each fisherman shall not use the same number or symbol for identification on more than one of the gill nets licensed by that fisherman.
The purpose of this amendment is to ease gill net marking requirements that are considered excessive in the identification of gill net end-marker flags and floating balls.
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