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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 260. Pertaining to Designation of Seed Areas and Clean Cull Areas

4VAC20-260-15. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Basket" means a circular plastic mesh container of 2,566 cubic inches, with a top inside diameter of 17 inches, bottom inside diameter of 13.5 inches, and an inside height of 14 inches that may be used for the measurement of oysters to be sold or purchased.

"Clean culled oyster" means any oyster taken from natural public beds, rocks, or shoals that is three inches or greater in shell length.

"Level full" means a basket or tub that is filled entirely to the upper rim, but not filled higher than the upper rim.

"Oyster" means any shellfish of the species Crassostrea virginica.

"Seed oyster" means any oyster taken by any person from natural beds, rocks, or shoals that is more than 30 days from harvest for human consumption.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 3, eff. October 1, 2013; amended Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 2, eff. October 1, 2014; Volume 33, Issue 2, eff. September 1, 2016.

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