Right To Fish Bill Signed Into Law

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has signed a new law known as the “Right to Fish” bill, aimed at protecting commercial watermen from interference while working on the water. This measure increases penalties for harassing watermen and imposes strict consequences for intentionally disrupting fishing activities. The legislation reflects the state’s commitment to supporting its seafood industry and ensuring the economic and cultural vitality of coastal communities. The law received strong bipartisan support in the state legislature, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding Virginia’s fishing and seafood industries.