Menhaden fishery; allowable harvest, violation. (SB402)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Menhaden fishery; allowable harvest; violation. Directs the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) to adopt regulations to implement the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The bill directs the Commissioner of VMRC (the Commissioner) to annually set total allowable landings for menhaden in accordance with the Virginia allocation of the total allowable catch as determined by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The bill also directs the Commissioner to revoke the license of any person who violates their allowable harvest limit. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill was incorporated into SB 791. Read the Bill »


02/04/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100742D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB402)
01/27/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Menhaden
02/04/2020Incorporated by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (SB791-Lewis) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)