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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

4VAC20-270-50. Peeler crab pot and hard crab pot limits.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, set or fish or attempt to place, set or fish more than 210 peeler crab pots in Virginia tidal waters.

B. The lawful hard crab pot license categories and hard crab pot limits are as follows:

1. Up to 85 crab pots.

2. Up to 127 crab pots.

3. Up to 170 crab pots.

4. Up to 255 crab pots.

5. Up to 425 crab pots.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly place, set or fish any amount of crab pots that exceeds that person's crab pot limit, as described in subsection B of this section.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR 450-01-0036 § 5, eff. December 1, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 4, Issue 20, eff. May 23, 1988; Volume 5, Issue 8, eff. January 1, 1989; Volume 5, Issue 19, eff. May 4, 1989; Volume 5, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1989; Volume 11, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. March 2, 1995; Volume 16, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2000; Volume 24, Issue 19, eff. April 30, 2008; Volume 24, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2008; Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2009; Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 5, 2021.

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