Pound net licenses; prohibits Marine Resources Commission from issuing in waters of Chesapeake Bay. (HB1689)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pound net licenses.  Prohibits the Marine Resources Commission from issuing any additional pound net licenses to persons who want to set pound nets in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Current license holders can continue to fish these waters with pound nets. The bill also makes it unlawful for a holder of this license to transfer his license to anyone who would set a pound net in the designated area. A pound net license can be transferred if the pound net is set in waters outside of the designated area. Amends § 28.2-305, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100281D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2011Assigned ACNRsub: #3 Chesapeake
01/20/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1689)
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources