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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 360. Fish: Aquatic Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Nongame Fish

4VAC15-360-20. Taking minnows and chubs for sale.

A. "Haul seine," as used in this section, when used in the inland waters of the Commonwealth above where the tide ebbs and flows shall mean a haul seine not exceeding four feet in depth by 15 feet in length and when used in the public inland waters below where the tide ebbs and flows shall mean a haul seine not exceeding four feet in depth by 100 feet in length. Such a term shall be construed also to include umbrella type nets without limit as to size and also small minnow traps with throat openings no larger than one inch in diameter.

B. It shall be unlawful to take minnows and chubs (Cyprinidae) for sale from the inland waters of the Commonwealth.

C. Commercial bait operations must have a Permit to Hold or Sell Certain Wildlife or a Permit to Propagate and Sell Certain Wildlife. With the exception of those species listed in 4VAC15-20-130, these operations may possess and sell unlimited quantities of minnows and chubs (Cyprinidae), when possession is accompanied by a valid invoice or bill of sale from an individual permitted under subsection B of this section or from a properly permitted aquaculture facility in Virginia or out-of-state.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-03-5 § 2, eff. January 1, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 39, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2023.

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