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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 320. Pertaining to the Taking of Black Drum
4/6/2020

4VAC20-320-20. Definitions.

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

"Black Drum" means any fish of the species Pogonias cromis.

"COLREGS Line" means the COLREGS Demarcation Lines, as specified in Coastal Pilot, 35th and 36th editions by Lighthouse Press.

"Commercial Harvest" means any black drum taken from the tidal waters of Virginia by any harvesting method, including hook-and-line, and sold.

"Floating gill net" means any gill net that is suspended from the water surface and extends to a depth no more than midway between the water surface and bottom.

"Snout" means the most forward projection from a fish's head that includes the upper and lower jaw.

"Total length" means the length of a fish measured from the most forward projection of the snout, with the mouth closed, to the tip of the longer lobe of the tail (caudal) fin, measured with the tail compressed along the midline, using a straight-line measure, not measured over the curve of the body.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0043 § 2, eff. May 5, 1987; amended, Volume 08, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 05, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 14, 1995; Volume 21, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 2005; Volume 35, Issue 02, eff. September 1, 2018.

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