Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Marine Resources Commission
Marine Resources Commission

General Notice
September 26, 2023 Regulatory Changes
Date Posted: 9/11/2023
Expiration Date: 9/25/2023
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
14 Day Comment Forum closed. Began on 9/11/2023 and ended 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

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jennifer Farmer  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 380 Fenwick Road
Building 96
Fort Monroe, 23651
Email Address:
Telephone: (757)247-2248    FAX: (757)247-2002    TDD: ()-