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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 1070. Pertaining to Haul Seines

4VAC20-1070-20. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this regulation shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Haul seine" means a net made of mesh webbing, which may include a pocket and wing net set vertically in the water and pulled by hand or power to capture and confine fish by encirclement.

"Long haul seine" means a net made of mesh webbing that is towed or dragged by two vessels more than a distance of 1.0 nautical miles from the point of its deployment, in an open configuration through the water.

"Pocket" means an enclosure with mesh webbing on its sides and floor that is attached to the bottom with stakes or poles and used to temporarily contain fish or other catch removed from the haul seine.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2003.

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