The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has communicated to the US Coast Guard its concerns for the proposed anchorage off the coast of Cape Charles. A letter was sent to CDR Ken Kostecki on July 13th.
The VMRC’s main concern is that the increased use of vessel traffic could have an adverse effect on the local aquaculture industry, commercial and recreational fishing, and the nearby beaches. The office worries that the discharge of treated and untreated wastewater could seriously harm the Lower Chesapeake Bay. The full letter is published below: