Menhaden; total landings. (HB1610)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Menhaden; total landings. Adjusts the annual total allowable landings for menhaden upward from 168,937.75 metric tons to 170,797.17 metric tons and provides that any portion of the coast-wide total allowable catch that is relinquished by a state that is a member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission shall be redistributed to Virginia and other states according to the Commission's allocation guidelines. The bill adjusts the annual harvest cap for the purse seine fishery for Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay downward from 87,216 metric tons to 51,000 metric tons. The bill also removes a provision that applied the amount by which certain actual Chesapeake Bay harvests fall below the harvest cap as a credit to the following year. Amends § 28.2-1000.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


02/16/2018Introduced at the request of Governor
02/16/2018Presented and ordered printed 18107133D
02/16/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/19/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3
02/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1610)
02/28/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Committee substitute printed 18107787D-H1
03/02/2018Read first time
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
03/06/2018Rereferred to Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1610H1)
03/10/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources