Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Marine Resources Commission
Marine Resources Commission
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8/21/23  6:14 pm
Commenter: Peter Jenkins

Purse Seine Misuse

There are a number of negative impacts that result from the misuse of purse seines. When used at improper depths (too shallow), there is no escape route out the bottom of the net for non-target species. In addition, nets that contact the sea floor disrupt existing habitat. Please require that purse seines be used as intended.

Thank you



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