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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 240. Pertaining to the Tangier Island Crab Scrape Sanctuary

4VAC20-240-20. Gear limitation; closed area.

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, set or fish a crab pot or to harvest hard crabs by any gear in the following area: (all latitudes and longitudes are based on North American Datum, 83 (1993)) beginning near the northernmost point of Fishbone Island, at 37° 53' 10.4510" north, 76° 00' 08.7703" west; thence in a northerly direction approximately 0.92 miles to a point near the eastern shore of Herring Island, at 37° 54' 03.4504" north, 76° 00' 27.7700" west; thence in a northerly direction approximately 1.67 miles to a point near Peach Orchard Point, at 37° 55' 41.4491" north, 76° 00' 53.7692" west; thence following the shoreline of South Point Marsh to a point on the marsh near South Point, at 37° 55' 19.4499" north, 76° 01' 30.7706" west; thence due west approximately 0.80 miles to the remains of the overhead power cable west of the westernmost point of Shanks Island at 37° 55' 20.7101" north, 76° 02' 31.6527" west, thence in a southeasterly direction, along the remains of the overhead power cable, approximately 2.86 miles to a point near Upper Tump, at 37° 52' 50.5065" north, 76° 00' 45.6702" west; thence in a northeasterly direction approximately 0.59 miles to a point near the northernmost point of Fishbone Island, the point of beginning.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0033 § 2, eff. May 1, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 3, eff. October 10, 1988; Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 2, eff. September 18, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1997.

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