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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 280. Pertaining to Speckled Trout and Red Drum
3/30/2020

4VAC20-280-30. Size Limits.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, catch, or possess any speckled trout less than 14 inches in total length, provided however the catch of speckled trout by pound net or haul seine may consist of up to 5.0%, by weight, of speckled trout less than 14 inches in total length.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person fishing commercially with commercial hook and line gear, or fishing recreationally with any gear type to possess more than one speckled trout 24 inches or greater in any one day from January 1 through December 31, except as described in 4VAC20-280-40 B.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person fishing recreationally with any gear type to take, catch, or possess any red drum less than 18 inches in total length or greater than 26 inches in total length.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person fishing commercially with any gear type to take, catch, or possess any red drum less than 18 inches in total length or greater than 25 inches in total length.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0037 § 3, eff. June 1, 1986; amended, Volume 08, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1992; Volume 08, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 14, 1995; Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 27, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 2011; Volume 30, Issue 17, eff. April 1, 2014; Volume 35, Issue 02, eff. September 1, 2018.

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