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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

4VAC20-1180-70. Delineation of enforcement boundaries for freshwater and saltwater licenses.

It shall be unlawful to operate as a captain on a charter or head boat without the corresponding licenses from the Marine Resources Commission in the following waters:

1. Potomac River: the tidal portions of all Virginia tributaries entering downstream of the Route 301 Bridge;

2. Rappahannock River: the mainstem and all tributaries of the Rappahannock River downstream of the Route 360 Bridge;

3. Piankatank River: the mainstem and all tributaries of the Piankatank River downstream of the first set of power lines immediately upriver of Anderson Point;

4. York River (including the Mattaponi and the Pamunkey Rivers): the mainstem and all tributaries of the York River downstream of the abutments of the old Route 33 Bridges; and

5. James River: the mainstem and all tributaries of the James River downstream of a line connecting Hog Point and the downstream shoreline at the mouth of College Creek.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2022.

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