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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 20. Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General

4VAC15-20-210. Definitions; nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species.

A. In addition to the species already listed in § 29.1-571 of the Code of Virginia, the board hereby designates the following species as nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species pursuant to § 29.1-100 of the Code of Virginia.

1. Fish.

a. Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)

2. Invertebrates.

a. New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum)

b. Rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus)

c. Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis)

d. Marbled crayfish (Marmorkrebs – genus Procambarus)

B. It shall be unlawful to take, possess, transport, import, sell, or offer for sale within the Commonwealth any nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species except as authorized by law or regulation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501 and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2008; Volume 29, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2013.

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