Menhaden; VMRC to adopt regulations for managing the Commonwealth's fishery. (SB194)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Management of the menhaden fishery. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (the Commission) to adopt regulations to implement the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's 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. The bill repeals several Code sections relating to quotas, allocation of allowable landings, and administrative procedures that will be included in a regulatory framework for managing the fishery. This bill was incorporated into SB 791. Read the Bill »


02/04/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/29/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101318D
12/29/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB194)
01/27/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Menhaden
02/04/2020Incorporated by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (SB791-Lewis) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB79.