Menhaden; adjusts the annual total allowable landings. (HB1668)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Menhaden; total landings. Adjusts the annual total allowable landings for menhaden downward from 168,937.75 metric tons to 168,213.16 metric tons and provides that any portion of the coast-wide total allowable catch that is relinquished by a state that is a member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (the Commission) shall be redistributed to Virginia and other states according to the Commission's allocation guidelines. The bill adjusts the annual harvest cap for the purse seine fishery for Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay downward from 87,216 metric tons to 51,000 metric tons. The bill also removes a provision that applies the amount by which certain actual Chesapeake Bay harvests fall below the harvest cap as a credit to the following year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105611D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1668)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/11/2020Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources