Trial of boat operator is October 13
Steven Wayne Nixon, 38, of Montpelier will appear in Lancaster County General District Court on Wednesday, October 13, at 11 a.m. to face seven felony and two misdemeanor charges stemming from a fatal boating accident in the Rappahannock River.
posted 10.06.2010Fifteen fish kills in two months
There has been a larger-than-usual number of juvenile menhaden fish kills along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia this year, reported Bill Hayden public affairs director for DEQ.
posted 10.06.2010Virginia Oyster season opens
Most oystermen are catching their limit on the Drumming Grounds off Carter’s Creek in the Rappahannock River. This year the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) raised the per person per boat catch limit from 8 to 10 bushels.
posted 10.06.2010VIMS: Census of Marine Life findings
Professor Tracey Sutton of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been invited to take part in a major news conference at the Royal Institution in London on October 4th to announce the final results of the landmark, decade-long Census of Marine Life.