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

4VAC20-1390-40. Commercial fishing: general.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest or possess shrimp for commercial purposes without possessing a valid Commercial Fisherman Registration License and any necessary gear licenses or permits as required by Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

B. It shall be unlawful for any commercial fisherman registration licensee to take, catch, harvest, land, or possess greater than 20 quarts of shrimp with heads-on or 15 quarts of tails of shrimp per person or vessel per day by any gear other than trawl or cast net.

C. Registered commercial fishermen, seafood landing licensees, and licensed seafood buyers shall allow those authorized by the commission to observe shrimp fishing or to sample harvest and seafood products associated with shrimp fishing aboard a vessel or at the place of landing to obtain biological information for scientific and management purposes.

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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