Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Marine Resources Commission
Marine Resources Commission
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8/19/23  12:53 am
Commenter: Dan Bockley

A common sense solution to use purse seine nets as designed

It saddens me to see purse seine nets used not as designed in waters less than 60’ feet where non-target species cannot escape. Given the state of the marine fisheries, we cannot afford to have predatory fish killed unintentionally. It is common sense to use the purse siene nets as designed to not make contact with the ocean floor and more effectively target the desired species.

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