Menhaden; management of fishery. (SB1054)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Management of the menhaden fishery. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden, including those necessary to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The bill repeals several provisions relating to quotas, allocation of allowable landings, and administrative procedures that will be included in a regulatory framework for managing the fishery. The bill also provides that for the 2020 harvest season, the total allowable landings for menhaden shall be 168,213.16 metric tons, and the annual menhaden harvest cap for the purse seine fishery for Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay shall be 51,000 metric tons. This bill was incorporated into SB 791. Read the Bill »


02/04/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105420D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1054)
01/27/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Menhaden
02/04/2020Incorporated by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (SB791-Lewis) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)