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Omega Protein Bill killed

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:51 am

What have become annual efforts to damage the menhaden reduction industry, which means, as a practical matter Omega Protein in Reedville died in the General Assembly in the last week before “crossover” when the House of Delegates and State Senate exchange bills that have passed the two houses.

State Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) and Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) had both introduced bills that would have required the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to recent Atlantic Marine Fisheries Commission quotas on the menhaden catch in place for Virginia.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 2/6/19