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Buckroe Fishing Pier Renamed

Published: December 13, 2015

The Hampton City Council recently renamed the Buckroe Fishing Pier to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier in honor of the city's Parks and Recreation director. Wilson plans to retire in January 2016.

Lafayette River Oyster Reef Protection Measures

Published: September 17, 2015

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) recently voted to increase protection for oyster restoration sites in the Lafayette River near Norfolk as well as other Virginia tributaries.

Fort Monroe Tide Gauge Station (New)

Published: August 13, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Fort Monroe Authority, has installed a new tide gauge station at Fort Monroe.

New James River Fishing Pier

Published: July 21, 2015

A 900 foot section of the new James River Fishing Pier is open for fishing.

New Tidewater Public Access Sites

Published: July 12, 2014

New public access sites in and near Hampton Roads include kayak and canoe launch areas, boat ramps, bank fishing areas, and other resources.

Winds Batter Hampton Roads Vessels

Published: April 19, 2014

n April, gale force winds battered Hampton Roads, causing a variety of damage to commercial shipping vessels in the area.

2013 Back Bay Largemouth Bass Stocking

Published: June 3, 2013
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), is entering year 2 of a planned 3-year largemouth bass stocking project on Back Bay.

CBF Volunteer Bay Grass Growers Program

Published: January 17, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is seeking volunteers to raise underwater Bay grasses in their homes, schools, or businesses as part of CBF’s Grasses for the Masses restoration program.

Lafayette River Restoration

Published: June 14, 2012
NOAA Fisheries recently announced $435,000 in NOAA funding to support oyster and wetlands restoration projects in the Lafayette River.

Back Bay Largemouth Bass Stocking Program

Published: March 3, 2012
According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), a three-year largemouth bass stocking project in Back Bay will begin in late May of 2012.