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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

4VAC20-252-140. Commercial seasons, areas, and size limits.

Except as may be adjusted pursuant to 4VAC20-252-150, the open commercial striped bass fishing seasons, areas, and applicable size limits shall be as follows:

1. In the Chesapeake Bay area, the open commercial season shall be from January 16 through December 31, inclusive. The minimum size limit shall be 18 inches total length during the periods of January 16 through December 31. The maximum size limit shall be 28 inches from March 15 through June 15.

2. In the coastal area, the open commercial season shall be January 16 through December 31, inclusive. The minimum size limit shall be 28 inches total length.

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 15, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1999; Volume 16, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2000; Volume 17, Issue 12, eff. January 26, 2001; Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 29, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2013; Volume 36, Issue 9, eff. December 1, 2019; Volume 36, Issue 26, eff. August 1, 2020.

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