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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 1270. Pertaining to Atlantic Menhaden
8/8/2020

4VAC20-1270-60. Reporting Requirements by Menhaden Fishery Sector.

A. Each licensee of any purse seine vessel who harvests menhaden shall complete a Captain's Daily Fishing Report on each non-weekend or non-holiday day that either purse seine sector is open for harvest. The Captain's Daily Fishing Report is produced by the National Marine Fisheries Service and provides preliminary estimates of harvest. Pursuant to § 28.2-204 of the Code of Virginia, those same licensees shall submit to the commission the Captain's Daily Fishing Reports in addition to summarized weekly harvest reports that include vessel name and exact weight of menhaden landed, in pounds, by Wednesday of the following week.

1. Any menhaden landed by a limited entry purse seine menhaden bait licensee at a qualified menhaden processing factory, as indicated on the mandatory daily landings reports, shall be attributed to the purse seine menhaden reduction sector quota.

2. Once 97% of either purse seine sector's quota is projected and announced to have been taken, each licensee of that purse seine sector shall provide daily harvest totals to the commission's Interactive Voice Recording System.

B. The non-purse seine menhaden bait sector shall submit daily reports according to the schedule and reporting requirements established by 4VAC20-610.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 17, eff. April 1, 2013; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2020.

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