Potomac River Fisheries Commission Meeting
Posted August 27, 2015

Colonial Beach, VA

Chairman William L. Rice, Sr. announced today that the Potomac River Fisheries Commission will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the John T. Parran Hearing Room of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission Building, 222 Taylor Street, Colonial Beach, Virginia. Mr. Rice invites all interested persons to attend this open public meeting.

Items on the agenda include but are not limited to: A crab harvest report, reports from PRFC’s Oyster/Clam, Crab and Finfish Advisory Committees, a report from the Oyster Management Reserve Program meeting, presentations of the American Eel YOY survey by VIMS and commercial electronic harvest reporting by MD DNR, updates on the status of the Potomac River Atlantic menhaden harvest, the sportfish license change over to a one year license, and female crab harvest reduction options for 2015-2016.

Other items on the agenda include: a summary of the August ASMFC meeting, adopting the 2015-2016 gill net, oyster and Jones Shore season dates, days and time limits and female crab bushel limits. Recommendations for the Hook & Line Work Group will also be presented. The Commission will also consider items for a future public hearing.

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.

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).