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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
4/7/2020

Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission

Preface
Agency Summary
Chapter 10
Pertaining to Fishing in Broad and Linkhorn Bays
Chapter 20
Pertaining to the Licensing of Fixed Fishing Devices
Chapter 25
Pertaining to Pound Net Siting Public Interest Review
Chapter 30
Pertaining to the Licensing of Crab Traps and Pounds (Repealed)
Chapter 40
Regulations Pertaining to Crab Catch Limits (Repealed)
Chapter 50
Pertaining to Taking or Catching of Oysters [Repealed]
Chapter 60
Pertaining to the Display of Licenses to Catch Finfish or Crabs
Chapter 70
Pertaining to the Harvesting of Clams
Chapter 80
Pertaining to the Setting of Fishing Devices Proximate to Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Chapter 90
Pertaining to Dredging for Crabs (Repealed)
Chapter 100
Pertaining to the Taking of Clams on Seaside of Eastern Shore
Chapter 110
Pertaining to Lobsters
Chapter 120
Pertaining to Public Notice of Applications for Permits for Certain Uses of State-Owned Bottomlands
Chapter 130
Pertaining to Prohibited Areas for Use of Patent Tongs
Chapter 140
Pertaining to Identification of Crab Pots, Peeler Pots, Eel Pots, and Fish Pots
Chapter 150
Pertaining to the Dredging of Conchs (Also Known As Whelks)
Chapter 160
Pertaining to the Leasing of Oyster Planting Ground [Repealed]
Chapter 170
Pertaining to the Removal of Nets
Chapter 180
Pertaining to the Taking of Eels and Elvers [Repealed]
Chapter 190
Pertaining to Measuring Mesh Size of Menhaden Nets
Chapter 200
Pertaining to the Requirements for Reporting Oyster Transactions and Payment of Taxes (Repealed)
Chapter 210
Pertaining to the Dredging for Oysters [Repealed]
Chapter 220
Pertaining to the Taking of Finfish by Gill Nets
Chapter 230
Pertaining to the Harvesting of Surf Clams
Chapter 240
Pertaining to the Tangier Island Crab Scrape Sanctuary
Chapter 250
Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass [Repealed]
Chapter 251
Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass [Repealed]
Chapter 252
Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass
Chapter 260
Pertaining to Designation of Seed Areas and Clean Cull Areas
Chapter 270
Pertaining to Blue Crab Fishery
Chapter 280
Pertaining to Speckled Trout and Red Drum
Chapter 290
Marking of Leased Oyster Planting Ground
Chapter 300
Pertaining to Crab Catch Limits (Repealed)
Chapter 310
Pertaining to the Relaying of Shellfish
Chapter 320
Pertaining to the Taking of Black Drum
Chapter 330
Pertaining to the Taking of Shellfish from Condemned Areas
Chapter 333
Virginia General Permit #1 (Vgp#1) for Projects Undertaken by the Virginia Department of Transportation in, on or over State-Owned Subaqueous Lands Anywhere within the Commonwealth
Chapter 335
Pertaining to on-Bottom Shellfish Aquaculture Activities
Chapter 336
General Permit No. 3 Pertaining to Noncommercial Riparian Shellfish Growing Activities
Chapter 337
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Sav) Transplantation Guidelines
Chapter 340
Public Participation Guidelines
Chapter 345
General Wetlands Permit for Emergency Situations
Chapter 350
Pertaining to Prohibiting the Sale of Billfish
Chapter 360
Criteria for the Siting of Marinas or Community Facilities for Boat Mooring
Chapter 370
Pertaining to the Culling of Crabs
Chapter 380
Pertaining to Grey Trout (Weakfish)
Chapter 390
Wetlands Mitigation - Compensation Policy
Chapter 395
General Permit for Emergency Situations and Water Quality Improvement Projects
Chapter 398
Ballast Water Discharge Reporting
Chapter 400
Criteria for the Placement of Sandy Dredged Material Along Beaches in the Commonwealth
Chapter 410
Pertaining to the Use of Patent Tongs
Chapter 420
Pertaining to the Use of Trawls in the Territorial Sea
Chapter 430
Pertaining to the Marking and Minimum Mesh Size of Gill Nets
Chapter 440
Coastal Primary Sand Dune/Beaches Guidelines: Barrier Island Policy
Chapter 450
Pertaining to the Taking of Bluefish
Chapter 460
Pertaining to the Use of Crab Traps and Pounds
Chapter 470
Pertaining to Hampton Roads Management Area
Chapter 480
Pertaining to Eastern Shore Bayside Management Areas
Chapter 490
Pertaining to Sharks
Chapter 500
Pertaining to the Catching of Eels
Chapter 510
Pertaining to Amberjack and Cobia
Chapter 520
Pertaining to the Use of Patent Tongs
Chapter 530
Pertaining to American Shad
Chapter 540
Pertaining to Spanish and King Mackerel
Chapter 550
Pertaining to the Removal of Gill Nets and Other Nonfixed Finfishing Gear
Chapter 560
Pertaining to Shellfish Management Areas
Chapter 561
Pertaining to the Hampton Flats Hard Clam Harvest Area
Chapter 566
Pertaining to the Hampton Roads Shellfish Relay Area
Chapter 570
Pertaining to the Use of Firearms to Take Fish
Chapter 580
Pertaining to the Alteration of Finfish
Chapter 590
Pertaining to the Taking of Hard Clams
Chapter 600
Pertaining to Pound Net License Sales
Chapter 610
Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting
Chapter 620
Pertaining to Summer Flounder
Chapter 630
Chapters 630, 640 [Reserved]
Chapter 650
Establishment of Oyster Sanctuary Areas
Chapter 660
[Reserved]
Chapter 670
Pertaining to Recreational Gear Licenses
Chapter 680
Pertaining to Gill Nets
Chapter 690
[Reserved]
Chapter 700
Pertaining to Crab Pots
Chapter 710
[Reserved]
Chapter 720
Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest
Chapter 730
Pertaining to Nonresident Harvesters License Fee
Chapter 740
Pertaining to the Snagging or Towing of Fish
Chapter 750
Pertaining to Crab Dredge License Sales (Repealed)
Chapter 751
Pertaining to the Setting and Mesh Size of Gill Nets
Chapter 752
Pertaining to Blue Crab Sanctuaries
Chapter 753
[Reserved]
Chapter 754
Pertaining to Importation of Fish, Shellfish or Crustacea into Virginia's Waters
Chapter 755
Pertaining to Artificial Reefs
Chapter 756
Chapters 756 to 760 [Reserved]
Chapter 770
Piankatank River Management Area
Chapter 780
Patent Tong Restrictions
Chapter 790
Open Public Oyster Rocks, Pocomoke Sound
Chapter 800
Loading and Unloading Points for Relayed Shellfish [Repealed]
Chapter 810
Opening of John East Turn and Poynter Rocks and Closing Beaseley Bay Rock and Deep Creek Channel, Buoy No. 7
Chapter 820
Unloading Points for Relayed Shellfish [Repealed]
Chapter 830
A Change in the Oyster Cull Size for Oysters Harvested from Russ Rock, Rappahannock River
Chapter 840
Unloading Point for Relaying Shellfish [Repealed]
Chapter 850
Expansion of the Jail Island Clean Cull Area
Chapter 860
A Change in the Oyster Cull Size for Oysters Harvested from Little Carters Rock, Rappahannock River
Chapter 870
Unloading Point for Relaying Shellfish [Repealed]
Chapter 880
Pertaining to Hard Crab Pot Limits
Chapter 890
Pertaining to Channeled Whelk
Chapter 900
Pertaining to Horseshoe Crab
Chapter 910
Pertaining to Scup (Porgy)
Chapter 920
Pertaining to Landing Licenses
Chapter 950
Pertaining to Black Sea Bass
Chapter 960
Pertaining to Tautog
Chapter 970
Pertaining to Spadefish
Chapter 980
Pertaining to on-Shore Loading and Unloading of Shellfish from Condemned Areas
Chapter 995
Pertaining to Commercial Hook-And-Line Fishing
Chapter 1000
Pertaining to Dredging in Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
Chapter 1020
Pertaining to Bay Scallops
Chapter 1030
Management Plan for the Ungranted State Lands in Accomack and Northampton Counties
Chapter 1040
Pertaining to Commercial Crab Fishery Licenses
Chapter 1045
Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted Areas
Chapter 1050
Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted Area -- Huntington Ingalls Industries/Newport News Shipbuilding Company
Chapter 1060
Pertaining to Enlargement of Established Restricted Area -- Dominion Power/Nuclear Power Station
Chapter 1065
Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted Areas
Chapter 1070
Pertaining to Haul Seines
Chapter 1080
Pertaining to Monkfish (Goosefish)
Chapter 1090
Pertaining to Licensing Requirements and License Fees
Chapter 1100
Pertaining to Shellfish Handling
Chapter 1110
Pertaining to Sheepshead
Chapter 1120
Pertaining to Tilefish and Grouper
Chapter 1130
General Permit No. 4 for Temporary Protective Enclosures for Shellfish
Chapter 1140
Prohibition of Crab Dredging in Virginia Waters
Chapter 1150
Pertaining to Charter Boat and Head Boat Fisheries
Chapter 1170
Requirements Related to the Purchase of Fish from the Catcher
Chapter 1180
Pertaining to Fishing Guides
Chapter 1190
Pertaining to Gill Net Control Date, Limited Entry and Transfers
Chapter 1200
Pertaining to the Special Oyster Relay Season in the Rappahannock River
Chapter 1210
Pertaining to a Blue Crab Sanctuary (Repealed)
Chapter 1220
Pertaining to Separation Between Nets
Chapter 1230
Pertaining to Restrictions on Shellfish
Chapter 1240
Fisherman Identification Program
Chapter 1250
Pertaining to the Tagging of Shellfish
Chapter 1260
Pertaining to River Herring
Chapter 1270
Pertaining to Atlantic Menhaden
Chapter 1280
Pertaining to Fishing License and Privilege Revocation
Chapter 1290
Pertaining to Restrictions on the Harvest of Shellfish and in Condemned Shellfish Areas
Chapter 1300
Living Shoreline Group 1 General Permit for Certain Living Shoreline Treatments Involving Tidal Wetlands
Chapter 1310
Pertaining to Jonah Crab
Chapter 1320
Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted Area - Maritime Administration James River Reserve Fleet
Chapter 1330
Living Shoreline Group 2 General Permit for Certain Living Shoreline Treatments Involving Submerged Lands, Tidal Wetlands, or Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches
Chapter 1340
Fast-Track Permitting Program for Disposal of Dredged Material
Chapter 1350
Pertaining to General Oyster Planting Ground Lease Renewal Fee
Chapter 1360
Pertaining to Commercial Electrofishing

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