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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
3/29/2020

4VAC20-320-40. Possession Limits on Hook and Line Harvests.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person using hook and line, rod and reel, or hand line to take or catch from Virginia tidal waters more than one black drum per day. Any black drum taken after the possession limit of one has been reached shall be returned to the water immediately.

B. When fishing from any boat or vessel where the entire catch is held in a common hold or container, the possession limit shall be for the boat or vessel and shall be equal to the number of persons on board legally eligible to fish. The captain or operator of the boat or vessel shall be responsible for any boat or vessel possession limit.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-204.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0043 § 4, 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.

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