SB 86 Protection of the blue crab.
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Protection of the blue crab. Establishes a number of protective measures to reduce fishing pressure on the blue crab and to protect female crabs showing eggs including: (i) a prohibition on the taking or possession of sponge crabs with an egg mass of brown to black coloration (late stage egg mass); (ii) a limitation of the number of hard crab pot and peeler pot licenses to the number existing on November 27, 1995, coupled with requirements that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission develop an allocation system for licenses and written criteria for hardship exemptions; (iii) capping at 300 the number of hard crab pots that may be fished under a license while allowing 500 pots to be fished in the Bay north of Sting Ray Point; (iv) a requirement that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission establish a buoy marking system to track the number of pots used by each licensee; and (v) a requirement that crab traps and crab pounds and related gear be removed from the water no later that October 31 of each year.

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01/10/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 964917607  pdf
02/05/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 960843607-S1  pdf

01/10/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 964917607
01/10/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/05/96  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. w/sub. (9-Y 6-N)
02/05/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 960843607-S1
02/06/96  Senate: Const. reading disp.(38-Y 0-N), passed by for the day
02/06/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (38-Y 0-N)
02/07/96  Senate: Read second time
02/07/96  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/07/96  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 960843607-S1
02/07/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 960843607-S1
02/08/96  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N)
02/08/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (25-Y 15-N)
02/08/96  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/10/96  House: Read first time
02/10/96  House: Referred to Committee on Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
02/22/96  House: Stricken from docket by C. I. T. (11-Y 0-N)