Management of menhaden. (SB98)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Management of menhaden. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations to implement the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden and authorizes the Commission to adopt regulations for managing the Commonwealth's menhaden fishery. The bill also requires that any moratorium on the fishery be subject to legislative review. Several sections dealing with quotas, allocation of allowable landings, and administrative procedures are repealed and will be included in a regulatory framework for managing the fishery. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/22/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102315D
12/22/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB98)
01/28/2016Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)


MEM writes:

Subject to legislative review?
Let the game management folks do what they are hired/trained to do and manage the resource. The pocket jockey politicians don't get a say. They can carry on with fling flags over the capitol, send out letters, and take credit for stuff they didn't do.