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Maryland anglers who fish in Virginia waters are welcome.

Please join us for this event, Saturday, March 12th, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at VIMS Auditorium (Waterman's Hall), 1208 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062. Our keynote speaker is the Commissioner, VMRC Mr. John Bull. He will be talking about the fishery management process and how the angling public can become more involved to influence decisions. It will be a great opportunity to ask questions directly to the Commissioner. Lots going on in the fishery world such as cobia, striped bass, menhaden, seabass, tog, flounder, etc.

We will also have a town hall forum were members and anglers can express their concerns about saltwater fishing that concerns them the most. This will shape VSSA's agenda for the coming year.


If you can't make the event in person, we will be broadcasting live. You can view the live broadcast by clicking here:

http://vims.adobeconnect.com/sportfishing/

Elections will also occur IAW the VSSA By-Laws. If you are already a VSSA member and have not received your ballot, please let us know by sending an email to: [email protected]



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Hope you guys have luck getting the pending Cobia Closure modified.
Thanks. The bastards announced the closure today. Not good news. This closure is for Federal waters, not state waters. Our next step is to work with VMRC to keep state waters (and the bay) open as long as possible but it's looking like VMRC will not be able to keep state waters open for long. VMRC FMAC meeting March 17th followed by VMRC full meeting March 22.

The recreational harvest of Atlantic migratory group cobia (from Georgia to New York) will close at 12:01 a.m. on June 20, 2016. Recreational harvest of cobia will reopen on January 1, 2017.

http://safmc.net/NOAAFB16-018
 

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They can hammer them moving up the coast and right when they get to VA they shut it down??? Seems fair... For VMRC's conservation plan, Perhaps the Bay season should be closed from September 16-June 15, then open from June 16-September 15?
 
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