Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Marine Resources Commission
Marine Resources Commission
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8/18/23  12:30 pm
Commenter: Douglas Dearie

The Need for Gear Reform in VA Menhaden Fishery is CLEAR

These purse nets are not being used as they were intended to be used.

Water depths less the 60’ do not allow non-targeted marine life to escape.

Using these nets in depths of less than 60’ are causing damage to essential fish habitat.

Depth restrictions will pay dividends to all stakeholders.


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