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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 252. Pertaining to Atlantic Striped Bass

4VAC20-252-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the continued sustained yield from the recovered striped bass stocks in Virginia and to limit the growth of the number of commercial participants in this fishery. The provisions pertaining to aquaculture serve to prevent the escape of cultured hybrid striped bass into the natural environment and to minimize the impact of cultured fish in the market place on the enforcement of other provisions of this chapter.

This regulation is not intended to create any property right in anyone, and the commission reserves the right to change this regulation at any time it deems it necessary because of biological conditions and to change the regulation in all other respects at any time it deems it necessary to carry out its statutory mission.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-204.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 8, eff. December 6, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 8, eff. January 1, 1998; Volume 23, Issue 8, eff. January 1, 2007.

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