Oyster Festival Captain works toward ‘Save the Bay’ through oyster restoration
Will Smiley of Urbanna has been named the Captain of the 2015 Urbanna Oyster Festival, which is set for Friday and Saturday, November 6-7. A Lynchburg native, Smiley got his first real taste of the Chesapeake Bay while attending Washington College in Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It was a taste that has resulted in a lifelong passion to “Save The Bay.”
posted 09.30.2015VMRC rescinds new policy; oystermen keep licenses
The Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) voted unanimously on September 22 to rescind a “limited entry policy” that would have resulted in VMRC revoking over half of the state-issued oyster dredge licenses and hand scrape licenses.
posted 09.30.2015Full-time oystermen oppose VMRC ‘limited entry policy’
At a meeting on Tuesday, September 22, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) was expected to revisit a “limited entry policy” approved in August that resulted in the revocation of over half of the state-issued oyster dredge licenses and hand scrape licenses.
posted 09.23.2015Bridge conditions added to power tower discussion
State Senator Ryan McDougle held a meeting Monday afternoon with key players in the dispute over Dominion Power’s plans to disconnect power lines from the Norris Bridge across the Rappahannock River and relocate the line onto 10 steel structures about 100 feet east of the bridge.