Potomac River Fisheries Commission Meeting

Posted August 29, 2014

Colonial Beach, VA — Chairman Ida C. Hall announced today that the Potomac River Fisheries Commission will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, September 12, 2014 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. Ms. Hall 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, Blue Crab and Finfish Advisory Committees, a report from the Oyster Management Reserve Program meeting, a report from the Striped Bass Allocation Review Work Group meeting, updates on Jones Shore, the proposed Weir Creek Marina, the Fall 2014 NOAA oyster bar survey, a presentation of the American Eel YOY survey by VIMS, and an update on the status of the Potomac River Atlantic Menhaden harvest.

Other items on the agenda include: a summary of the August ASMFC meeting, adopting the 2014-2015 gill net and oyster seasons, consideration of changing miscellaneous striped bass tag allocation and a violation 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 at least three work days 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).