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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 170. Pertaining to the Removal of Nets
2/26/2024

4VAC20-170-30. Violation.

A. If, upon visual observation, any marine police officer determines that a device or net, other than a staked gill net set west of the COLREGS Line and north of the North-Carolina-Virginia border and south of the Maryland-Virginia border, in Virginia waters, has not been fished for at least a five-day period, he shall notify the licensee, and if the licensee fails to fish said device or remove the net within seven days after notification the licensee shall be guilty of violation of this chapter.

B. If, upon visual observation, any marine police officer determines that any staked gill net has not been fished for at least a 24-hour period, he shall notify the licensee, and if the licensee fails to fish the staked gill net or remove the net within 24 hours after notification the licensee shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.

C. If upon visual observation, any marine police officer determines that any gill net set in Virginia waters east of the COLREGS Line and north of the North Carolina-Virginia border and south of the Maryland-Virginia border, has not been fished for at least a 24-hour period, the officer shall notify the licensee, and if the licensee fails to fish the gill net or remove the net within 24 hours after notification, the licensee shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-236 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0023 § 3, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 2005; Errata, 26:24 VA.R. 2809 August 2, 2010.

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