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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)
4/10/2020

4VAC20-380-30. Commercial Minimum Size Limits.

A. For any person fishing with pound net or haul seine, there shall be no minimum size limit on grey trout.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person fishing with gill nets to possess any grey trout less than 12 inches in total length.

C. It shall be unlawful for any trawl boat to land any grey trout in Virginia that are less than 12 inches in total length, except that up to 100 grey trout less than 12 inches in total length may be landed by trawl but shall not be sold.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person fishing with commercial hook and line to possess any grey trout less than 12 inches in total length.

E. It shall be unlawful for any person using any gear type not specified in subsection A, B, C, or D of this section to possess any grey trout less than nine inches in total length.

F. During a closed season it shall be unlawful for any person using any gear type which is regulated by a closed season to possess any grey trout less than 12 inches in total length.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0050 § 3, eff. August 1, 1988; amended, Volume 08, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 25, eff. July 29, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 03, eff. October 4, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 07, eff. December 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. April 4, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 01, eff. September 1, 1996; Volume 13, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 16, eff. March 31, 1998; Volume 19, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2003; Volume 26, Issue 15, eff. May 1, 2010; Volume 35, Issue 02, eff. September 1, 2018.

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