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The Virginia Marine Resources Commission invites public comment on the proposals listed below. In accordance with §28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing on the proposals will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at the Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia. Written comments on the proposals should be mailed to Jack Travelstead, VMRC Fisheries Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, Virginia 23607, by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 26, 2007. Copies of the proposed amendments may be reviewed at the Commission Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and may be obtained by calling the Commission at (757) 247-2248.

Regulation 4 VAC 20-620-10 Et Seq., "Pertaining to Summer Flounder"


The Commission invites public comments on four equivalent conservational options designed to achieve the Virginia recreational summer flounder 2007 target landings of 407,525 fish. This target is established by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and represents a 53 percent reduction from the 2006 recreational landings of summer flounder. The four options are as follows:
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Option: Minimum Size Limit: Possession Limit: Closed Season(s):

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Option 1 : 19 inches : 6 fish : None

Option 2 : 18 ½ inches : 5 fish : January 1 - March 31 AND July 23 through July 28

Option 3 : 18 ½ inches : 3 fish : NONE

Option 4 : 18 inches : 2 fish : January 1 through March 31 AND July 16 through July 31

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