Fishermen catch Menhaden by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Photo by Gordon Campbell/AtAltitudeGallery.com
Reduction fishing by a foreign owned company of Menhaden Fish is destroying the balance of the Bay. Virginia is the only state on the east coast that allows reduction fishing.
President Trump was so concerned he almost banned industrial fishing in the Chesapeake Bay in 2019. https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/trump-administration-may-ban-fish-oil-company-from-fishing-in-chesapeake-bay
Ralph Northam asked the federal government to hold Virginia in contempt for over harvesting of the menhaden fish. https://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/va-gov-northam-calls-on-feds-to-halt-menhaden-harvest/
I will propose bills to:
Impose heavy fines for fish spills
Impose mandatory cleanup on companies causing fish spills
Ban reduction fishing in the bay
Ban political campaign contributions from foreign owned companies.
We MUST do what’s right for the Bay now so future generations can enjoy this sacred natural treasure.