Purse net fishing; prohibited, civil penalty. (SB214)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purse net fishing prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits fishing for menhaden with purse nets (i) at certain times within three miles of the shoreline of Virginia Beach extending to the North Carolina border and (ii) at any time in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries within one mile of the mean low water mark. The bill authorizes the Marine Resources Commission to assess a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for each violation, with penalties collected to be deposited into the Virginia Marine Products Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102018D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/10/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB214)
01/11/2018Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)