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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 190. Pertaining to Measuring Mesh Size of Menhaden Nets

4VAC20-190-30. Procedure.

A. The nets shall be wet when measured.

B. A measurement shall consist of the inside stretched distance of one mesh.

C. Fifty individual measurements shall be taken from the net in a location other than the bunt, at least 10 meshes below the selvedge, and from meshes that are not part of a seam.

D. The measuring device shall be inserted into the mesh in a vertical direction as the net is oriented between the ring line and cork line.

E. A force of 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms) shall be applied in taking the measurements.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0025; § 3, eff. February 2, 1981; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995.

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