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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 330. Fish: Trout Fishing

4VAC15-330-190. Trout artificially raised for sale.

A. Permit required. It shall be lawful to sell artificially raised brown trout, brook trout or rainbow trout. Commercial aquaculture operations in Virginia that artificially raise and sell brown, brook, and rainbow trout must obtain a permit from the department.

B. Records. Any person who shall artificially raise brown trout, brook trout or rainbow trout for sale shall keep a record of the number and species, the number raised or, if imported, from whom purchased.

C. Inspection of premises or establishments. Any establishment raising trout or ordering, importing or possessing trout, as provided for in subsection A of this section, shall be open to inspection at all reasonable hours to any representative of the department.

D. Trout as bait. Artificially raised rainbow trout may be sold as bait for use in the James River and the New River, and in impoundments (ponds, lakes, and reservoirs), except impoundments listed as designated stocked trout waters, Lake Moomaw, and Philpott Reservoir. Persons possessing purchased rainbow trout for bait must have a valid invoice or bill of sale, specifying date of purchase, the number of trout purchased, and name of an individual or business permitted to sell trout.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-03-2 § 16, eff. July 1, 1973; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 17, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2001; Volume 19, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2003.

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