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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 270. Pertaining to Blue Crab Fishery
4/6/2020

4VAC20-270-20. Sunday Prohibition and Limited Exception for Possession of Male Hard Crabs.

It shall be unlawful to take or catch crabs for commercial purposes on Sunday. This section shall not apply to the harvest of peeler crabs by crab traps or peeler pots or to the working of floats, pens, or onshore facilities for soft crab shedding operations. Any person licensed to harvest peeler crabs by peeler pot may harvest one bushel of male crabs from his peeler pots on Sunday strictly for the purpose of baiting his peeler pots, and such crabs may not be sold.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0036 § 2, eff. December 1, 1985; amended, Volume 04, Issue 20, eff. May 23, 1988; Volume 05, Issue 08, eff. January 1, 1989; Volume 05, Issue 19, eff. May 4, 1989; Volume 05, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1989; Volume 11, Issue 07, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. March 2, 1995; Volume 20, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2004.

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