Menhaden; commercial fishermen required to report any release, disposal, or dumping. (HB847)

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Dumping of menhaden. Requires commercial fishermen to report any release, disposal, or dumping of more than 2,000 harvested menhaden to the Commissioner of the Marine Resources Commission. The commercial fisherman is also responsible for cleaning up any menhaden that wash onto the abutting shorelines. Any commercial fisherman who violates any of these provisions will be subject to a civil penalty of $1,000 for each offense. The proceeds from the civil penalties shall be deposited into the Marine Habitat and Waterways Improvement Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102946D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB847)
01/20/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB847)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
02/05/2014Continued to 2015 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources