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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 380. Pertaining to Grey Trout (Weakfish)

4VAC20-380-20. Definitions.

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

"Fishing year" means the time period of April 1 through March 31.

"Grey trout" means any fish of the species Cynoscion regalis.

"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

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0050 § 2, eff. August 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 25, eff. July 29, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 3, eff. October 4, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 7, eff. December 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. April 4, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1996; Volume 13, Issue 1, eff. September 1, 1996; Volume 17, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2001; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. September 1, 2018; Volume 37, Issue 17, eff. April 1, 2021.

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