Menhaden fishing; prohibited in Chesapeake Bay. (SB158)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Menhaden fishing in Chesapeake Bay prohibited. Prohibits catching menhaden with purse nets in the territorial waters of the Commonwealth lying west or within three miles of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101137D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB158)
01/27/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Menhaden
02/04/2020Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Donald writes:

If this bill is what it seems like then I support it. Omega Protein has thumbed its nose at Virginia law and the sustainability of our natural resources for too long. The Commonwealth should assert its sovereignty over this lawless foreign corporation.

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