Potomac River Fisheries Commission Meeting

Posted November 21, 2014

Colonial Beach, VA — Chairman Ida C. Hall announced today the Potomac River Fisheries Commission will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, December 5, 2014 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. Ms. Hall invites all interested persons to attend this open public meeting.

Items on the agenda include: reports on the fall oyster harvest, annual oyster survey and a crab harvest report. The Commission will revise Order 2014-11 updating the commercial gill net striped bass quota for the 2014-2015 season, adopt Orders to establish the 2015 recreational and commercial striped bass seasons, gear and size limits as well as most other finfish species. There will be an update on the ASMFC annual meeting.

Other items on the agenda include but are not limited to: reports on Atlantic Sturgeon telemetry study, management of tidal Largemouth Bass, and a report from the Finfish Advisory Committee. There will be updates on the Oyster Management Reserve Program, oyster sanctuaries and Jones Shore. There will be an appointment of the nominating committee, and the announcement of advisory committee vacancies. There will also be a delinquent seafood catch report 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).