Potomac River Fisheries Commission Meeting
Posted February 19, 2016

Colonial Beach, VA — Chairman William L. Rice, Sr. announced today the Potomac River Fisheries Commission will hold its regular meeting on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the John T. Parran Hearing Room of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission (The Carpenter Building), 222 Taylor Street, Colonial Beach, Virginia. Mr. Rice expressed his desire to invite all interested persons to attend this open public meeting.

Items on the agenda include: reviewing crab, fish and oyster harvest reports, report from the Finfish Advisory Committee, updates on the Oyster Management Reserve Program (OMR), Rotational Natural Oyster Harvest Program (RNOHP). The Commission will set the commercial quota and recreational limits for Summer flounder and Black sea bass, commercial Atlantic menhaden catch limits and restrictions, recreational and charter Striped bass seasons and restrictions.

Other items on the agenda include, but are not limited to: updates on the upper river oyster bar harvest that recently opened to hand scrapes, regional fish consumption advisories, FDA-FSIS Catfish issue and sport license revenues. The Commission will consider items for a public hearing in June, elect their Chairman, Vice-chairman and Secretary for 2016. The incoming Chairman will appoint members to the advisory committees and appoint a committee to develop the 2016-2017 budget.

PRFC does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities; therefore, if you are in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, please call (804) 224-7148 no later than three workdays prior to the meeting date and identify your needs.

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The Potomac River Fisheries Commission coordinates regulations with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, (DGIF) and with the other Atlantic coastal states through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).