Virginia ASMFC Commisioner and Virginia State Senator Stuart Look to Withdraw from the ASMFC

An interesting note that Senator Stuart home district is the home of Omega Protein.
Regardless if they withdraw Virginia will still need to comply with the ASMFC regulations or the Department of Commerce can shut down the entire fishery for non-compliance.

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SENATE BILL NO. 18
Offered January 11, 2012
Prefiled December 28, 2011
A BILL to repeal § 28.2-1000 of the Code of Virginia, relating to membership in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact.
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Patron– Stuart
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Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 28.2-1000 of the Code of Virginia is repealed.

2.  That the Governor shall give notice of Virginia’s renunciation of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact as provided for in Article XII of the Compact.

Link to Bill #18 for Virginia to withdraw is located here.

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5 Responses to Virginia ASMFC Commisioner and Virginia State Senator Stuart Look to Withdraw from the ASMFC

  1. Joseph Corcoran says:

    Beyond chutzpah ! How low can Richmond go ? How much does it cost to buy the State House ?

  2. RCsuhta says:

    The two gentlemen who submitted this piece of legislation for consideration should retire now and save themselves the embarressment that will be coming their way in the near future. Tie to start digging into these two gentlemen’s past and look closer at their finances.

  3. Jim Chrzanowski says:

    Just bring in the Feds to over rule. ASMFC are already including the Feds in their work.

  4. Frank W says:

    What could be the reasoning behind this move? I understand that their lobbying money will drop drastically since the addendum but they are still governed under the same laws but no longer have a vote. It doesn’t mke sense to me, can someone clarify?

  5. Thank you for keeping everyone informed!

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