Virginia Marine Resources Commission

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is a state agency charged with overseeing Virginia's marine and aquatic resources, and its tidal waters and homelands.[1] One of the primary functions of the Commission is to zone water areas for outdoor swimming, for oyster and clamming grounds, and for fishing use.[2]

For freshwater information within the state of Virginia, see the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

See also


  1. "Virginia Marine Resources Commission". Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  2. Davis, Keith Warren (1992). "The Role of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission in Regulating and Zoning the Water Bodies of the Commonwealth". Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 16 (2): 81. Retrieved 12 October 2016.

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