Moratorium against Virginia’s menhaden fishery has been lifted

The Secretary of Commerce recently notified Virginia and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Committee that Virginia had come into compliance and the menhaden moratorium scheduled to start June 17, 2020, had been lifted.

“We took swift action to bring Virginia into compliance in April, and I am glad that this matter is finally resolved,” said Commissioner Steven G. Bowman. “We will continue to ensure Virginia remains…

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