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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 310. Pertaining to the Relaying of Shellfish

4VAC20-310-35. Floating container construction.

A. Floating container size shall not exceed two feet by eight feet by one foot.

B. Floating containers shall not be solid walled, but shall be constructed of a mesh material of sufficient size not to restrict water flow.

1. Mesh size shall not be less than one inch measured diagonally across the longest axis of square, rectangular, or diamond shaped mesh nor less than one-inch diameter for circular width.

2. Construction shall be nontoxic and not retard shellfish pumping rates.

3. Floating containers shall be frequently cleaned and maintained in such a manner that fouling does not accumulate to the degree that water flow through the container is impeded.

C. Each floating container shall be attached in such a way as to not restrict water flow.

D. For commercial purposes, each floating container shall be designed so that it can be secured with a standard Marine Resources Commission seal tag and that the container cannot be opened without breaking the seal or seals.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 19, eff. May 15, 2000.

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