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Public Notice – Public Comment Requested for the Virginia’s Response to the NMFS Amendment 5 for the Atlantic Herring Fishery

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment for state response to the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring fishery. The amendment is focused on establishing a comprehensive catch monitoring program, addressing river herring bycatch among other items. For full details and how to comment by May 21, 2013, please read the public notice.

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