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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 1200. Pertaining to the Special Oyster Relay Season in the Rappahannock River
7/11/2020

4VAC20-1200-20. Special Oyster Relay Season and Limitations of the River.

A. Those portions of Area 9 in the Rappahannock River known as Russ' and Little Carters rocks shall be open to harvest by hand or ordinary tongs from April 1 through April 30, 2009. The remainder of Area 9 in the Rappahannock River will remain closed during this special relay season.

B. The lawful daily limit of clean cull oysters harvested from Russ' and Little Carters rocks shall be equal to the number of registered commercial fisherman licensees on board the vessel multiplied by 15 bushels. It shall be unlawful to possess on board any vessel or to land more than the lawful daily limit of clean cull oysters described in this section.

C. Russ' and Little Carters rocks are within Condemned Shellfish Growing Area Number 25A-068, and all applicable laws and regulations for the relaying of shellfish shall apply.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest or attempt to harvest oysters from Russ' and Little Carters rocks prior to sunrise or after 1 p.m.

E. Garrett's Marina at Bowler's Wharf shall be designated as the onshore loading and unloading location for oysters taken from Russ' and Little Carters rocks. It shall be unlawful for any person to load or unload oysters taken from Russ' and Little Carters rocks from any shoreside location except Garrett's Marina at Bowler's Wharf.

F. All laws as set forth in Chapter 8 (§ 28.2-800 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia (Health and Sanitation Provisions) and all regulations established by the Marine Resources Commission pertaining to the relaying of shellfish shall apply to this special relay season.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 25, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 2009.

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