Gill net users - don't forget to report

Discussion in 'LOCAL VIRGINIA TALK' started by gottafish, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    State:
    Chesapeake, VA
  2. Yellowboat

    Yellowboat New Member

    Messages:
    14
    State:
    carolina
    RECREATIONAL GEAR
    REPORT FORM & INSTRUCTIONS

    REPORT ANY SPECIES CAUGHT AND KEPT FROM YOUR RECREATIONAL GEAR (GILL NET, FISH CAST NET, FISH DIP NET, CRAP POT, CRAB TRAP, OR CRAB TROT LINE)
    REPORTS MUST BE POST-MARKED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 5 OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR
    USE AS MANY FORMS AS NEEDED
    IF YOU NEED HELP TO REPORT OR NEED ADDITIONAL REPORTING FORMS CALL 1-800-937-9274 or 757-247-2240
    SEND REPORTS: ATTN: RECREATIONAL REPORTS, PLANS & STATS, PO BOX 756, NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23607.
    HINTS FOR REPORTING:
    DATE: month/day/year
    WATER FISHED: where the gear is fishing in the water
    GEAR ABBREVIATIONS: AGN = anchor gill net, DGN = drift gill net, FCN = fish cast net, FDN = fish dip net, CP = crab pot, CT = crab trap, CTL = crab trot line
    GEAR AMOUNT: total amount of gear in the water
    SPECIES: specify the type of fish, crabs, or type of seafood caught and kept (i.e., jimmy, sook, peelers, sponge, croaker, spot, …) use separate line for each specie caught
    AMOUNT KEPT: specify the amount of each species caught and landed by count, pounds, or bushels (exclude catch and release) ABBREVIATIONS: BU = bushels, LBS = pounds, NU = number, DOZ = dozen.

    EXAMPLE:

    FULL NAME: Joe Fisherman
    ADDRESS: 123 Fisherman Way
    Newport News, VA 23602 LICENSE NUMBERS: AA0001
    AB1234 TAG NUMBERS: GR0001
    CP9999
    DATE WATER FISHED GEAR GEAR AMOUNT SPECIES AMOUNT KEPT
    7/30/00 Ches.Bay Lower West AGN 300 feet Croaker 10 NU
    7/30/00 Ches. Bay Lower West AGN 300 feet Spot 3 NU
    9/1/00 Lower James River CP 5 pots Hard Crabs 2 BU




    sFOLD HERE s



    RETURN ADDRESS:



    NAME


    ADDRESS


    CITY, STATE ZIP CODE










    VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION
    PLANS & STATISTICS DEPARTMENT
    2600 WASHINGTON STATE
    3rd Floor
    NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23607-0756






    RECREATIONAL GEAR REPORT FORM

    <PLEASE PRINT>

    FULL NAME:
    ADDRESS:
    LICENSE NUMBERS: TAG NUMBERS:

    DATE
    WATER FISHED
    GEAR
    GEAR AMOUNT
    SPECIES
    AMOUNT KEPT
     

  3. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    State:
    Chesapeake, VA
    I never followed up after posting the link in the other thread about reporting, but I pretty much found out that the reporting requirement is not enforced for Rec. fishermen. They simply have not taken the law off the books so they can use it to nail poachers when necessary. This word has come from VMRC and DGIF, via another catfishing friend.

    /Scott
     
  4. Yellowboat

    Yellowboat New Member

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    State:
    carolina
    thanks for the update. i called and left a message but they had not got back to me yet. i wondered how or what the limit/cut off was. i mean do i really need to report all 25 shad i used for bait last year ? lol thats all i ever got in a gill nets. and i know you dont have to report cast nest for personal use and the report would be another whole story !!
     
  5. Billy Tucker

    Billy Tucker New Member

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    State:
    Manasszs Va
    I am glad we dont have to keep track of that.