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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

4VAC20-1390-70. Commercial shrimp trawl harvest limits, seasons, and areas.

A. It shall be unlawful for any Commercial Shrimp Trawl Licensee to harvest or land any Virginia quota managed species (Black Drum, Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, Atlantic Horseshoe Crab, Atlantic Menhaden, Scup, Speckled Sea Trout, Spiny and Smooth Dogfishes, Striped Bass, and Summer Flounder) caught by shrimp trawl.

B. It shall be unlawful to trawl for shrimp outside of the Virginia Beach Shrimp Trawl Harvest Area.

C. It shall be unlawful for any Commercial Shrimp Trawl Licensee to harvest shrimp by shrimp trawl from February 1 through September 30 of each calendar year.

D. It shall be unlawful to trawl for shrimp more than 30 minutes before sunrise or 30 minutes after sunset.

E. It shall be unlawful to trawl for shrimp within 100 yards of any marked commercial fishing gear.

F. It shall be unlawful to trawl for shrimp within 300 yards of any navigable inlet, public boat ramp, fishing pier, or beach.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 26, eff. August 1, 2021; amended, Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 22, eff. June 1, 2022.

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