Monthly Archives: May 2020

“This is how government is supposed to work.” Charter fishing community avoids a day in court and can get back to the business of fishing

“This is how government is supposed to work.” Charter fishing community avoids a day in court and can get back to the business of fishing

Throughout the last couple of weeks, a Norfolk-based lawyer and diehard angler has been working diligently behind the scenes on a Declatory Judgement and Injunction Action designed to get Virginia’s charter fishing industry to full operation. Alex Bell was scheduled to file that 38-page motion on behalf of Matador Sport Fishing Charters Friday morning. But on Thursday, the Virginia Marine…

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Breaking: VMRC updates its requirements for the charter fishing industry

Breaking: VMRC updates its requirements for the charter fishing industry

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission today issued clarifications and modifications to its requirements for the charter fishing industry in the state. After being declared a non-essential business at the outbreak of Covid-19, charter fishing was reopened last Friday per the governor’s orders for Phase I. Many captains complained the the state’s requirements issued May 15 were unclear, as well as…

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Back to business … kinda

Back to business … kinda

It’s going to be far from perfect, but it’ll be better than nothing. After suffering through a couple of months of closure because of Vovid-19, Virginia charter captains will be allowed to resume business on May 15. There will be some daunting restrictions. As if skippers don’t have enough paperwork, rules and regulations on their hands as it is. They…

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