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Marine Resources Commission
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General Notice: September 26, 2023 Regulatory Changes

CLOSED     Opened on 9/11/2023 and Ended on 9/25/2023

I. Chapter 4 VAC 20-270-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Blue Crab Fishery”

The Commission proposes to amend Chapter 4 VAC 20-270-10 et seq., “Pertaining to Blue Crab Fishery,” to amend the season and bushel limits for the remainder of the 2023 commercial crab pot fishery and to remove discretionary time of year restrictions on fish pots.

The purpose of these amendments is to promote efficient utilization of the blue crab resource and economic stability for the fishery.

A copy of the draft evaluations (after September 21) and draft regulations for the amendments can be found at

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