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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 1180. Pertaining to Fishing Guides, Charter Boat, and Head Boat Fisheries

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.

"Charter boat permit" or "head boat permit" means the permit for the charter boat or head boat that allows the charter boat or head boat passengers to fish.

"Class A fishing guide license" means the license that allows charter boat or head boat operators to fish in Virginia and apply for reciprocity in Maryland.

"Class B fishing guide license" means the license that allows charter boat or head boat operators to fish only in Virginia waters.

"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 Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 9, eff. December 22, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2022.

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