Oyster/Clam Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted August 11, 2014

Colonial Beach, VA — The Potomac River Oyster/Clam Advisory Committee, which is comprised of private citizens and industry representatives, will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014 in the John T. Parran Hearing Room of the PRFC building, Colonial Beach, Virginia.

Items on the agenda will include, but may not be limited to: updates from the Rotational Natural Oyster harvest Plan (RNOHP), Oyster Management Reserve (OMR), NSSP Model Ordinance (Order 2014-09) and oyster bushel tags. The committee will adopt recommendations for the upcoming 2014-2015 oyster season dates, days and time limits.

Other items on the agenda include, discussions on the Swan Point Development Company proposed marina and Jones Shore. There will be a sanctuary mapping exercise to solicit new candidate bars for oyster sanctuaries as well as a prioritization exercise for recommendations for a 1 to 5 year planning horizon for the top priorities of the committee.

These recommendations developed by this committee will be forwarded to the Potomac River Fisheries Commission for consideration prior to implementation. The next Commission meeting is scheduled for September 12, 2014.

These meetings are open to the public and all interested persons are invited to attend. 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 or (800) 266-3904 no later than three workdays prior to the meeting date and identify your needs.

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).