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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 1390. Pertaining to Shrimp
6/15/2024

4VAC20-1390-20. Definitions.

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

"Agent" means an individual who possesses the Commercial Fisherman Registration License, fishing gear license, or fishing permit of any registered commercial fisherman in order to fish that commercial fisherman's gear or sell that commercial fisherman's harvest.

"Commission" means the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

"Fishing year" means the time period from October 1 of the current calendar year through January 31 of the following calendar year.

"Heads-on" means any shrimp possessed, landed, or sold with the head (carapace) intact.

"Shrimp" means any native penaeid shrimp species, including white shrimp (Penaeus setiferus), brown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus), pink shrimp (Penaeus duorarum), or the nonnative tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon).

"Tails" means any shrimp possessed, landed, or sold with the head (carapace) removed.

"Virginia Beach Shrimp Trawl Harvest Area" means all tidal waters of the Atlantic Ocean that are bounded by a line beginning at a point on the Three Nautical Mile Limit, Latitude 36° 55.5436667' N, Longitude 75° 55.9015000' W; thence southerly following the Three Nautical Mile Limit to an intersection point on the Virginia-North Carolina state line, Latitude 36° 33.0224955' N, Longitude 75° 48.2662043' W; thence westerly to a point along the Virginia-North Carolina state line at its intersection with the mean low water line, Latitude 36° 33.0224003' N, Longitude 75° 52.0510498' W; thence northerly, following the mean low water line to the Rudee Inlet weir; thence easterly along the weir to the stone breakwater; thence following the stone breakwater to its northernmost point; thence northerly to the mean low water line at the most northeastern point of the northern stone jetty; thence westerly along the mean low water line of said stone jetty to the mean low water line along the shore; thence northerly following the mean low water line to a point, Latitude 36° 55.5781102' N, Longitude 76° 00.1530758' W, said point being the intersection of the mean low water line with the line from Cape Henry Lighthouse easterly to a point on the Three Nautical Mile Limit, Latitude 36° 55.5436667' N, Longitude 75° 55.9015000' W, said point being the point of beginning.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 26, eff. August 1, 2021.

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