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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 1390. Pertaining to Shrimp
6/21/2024

4VAC20-1390-60. Shrimp trawl gear restrictions.

A. Any shrimp trawl placed, set, or used for fishing in Virginia shall be constructed as follows:

1. With a beam or fixed frame opening no larger than 4.0 feet in height and 16 feet in width.

2. With a minimum net mesh of 1.5 inches and maximum net mesh of 2.0 inches stretched mesh.

3. With a properly installed National Marine Fisheries Service or North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries approved bycatch reduction device.

B. It shall be unlawful for any shrimp trawl tow to exceed 30 minutes in duration.

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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