New ! Striped Bass rules adopted in December 2014 require
Virginia saltwater fishermen participating in the Spring Trophy Season (May 1
– May 15 coastal and May 1- June 15 Bay and tribs) to obtain a no-cost permit.
The permit is only required for trophy striped bass fishermen 16 or older and not
fishing on a legally licensed headboat or charter boat. The new no-cost
trophy permit can be obtained at VMRC license agents or can also be obtained by
the fisherman directly via a new online process: [New
Online No-Cost Permit Process] [VMRC
License Agent Locations]
Saltwater Recreational Hook & Line Fishing Regulations
Recreational Crabbing and Non-Hook and Line Fishing Regulations
Shark Identification Information (shark regulations vary by species, shark species can be difficult to differentiate, please visit this link to learn more on how to properly identify the species of sharks).