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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 1180. Pertaining to Fishing Guides

4VAC20-1180-20. Definitions.

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

"Captain" means the person licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry passengers for hire who operates the charter boat or head boat.

"Class A fishing guide license" means the license for charter boat or head boat operators that is restricted to those individuals who satisfy one of the conditions described in 4VAC20-1180-40 or who obtains the license through a transfer or from the waiting list described in 4VAC20-1180-50 and 4VAC20-1180-60, respectively.

"Class B fishing guide license" means the license that allows charter boat or head boat operators to fish in Virginia waters and may be obtained by anyone who is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry passengers for hire and can provide a copy of his current U.S. Coast Guard license with the application.

"Fishing guide reciprocity permit" means a cost-free permit that is required for any charter boat or head boat operator licensed as a Maryland fishing guide who fishes in Virginia waters under the Chesapeake Bay Saltwater License Reciprocity Agreement.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 25, Issue 09, eff. December 22, 2008.

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