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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)
5/19/2024

4VAC20-380-32. Grey trout harvested by commercial gill net.

A. The open seasons on grey trout harvested by gill net shall be April 1 through May 13, October 21 through December 30, and March 16 through March 31. The restricted seasons on grey trout harvested by gill net shall be May 14 through October 20 and December 31 through March 15.

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

C. During any open season described in this section, it shall be unlawful for any person fishing with a gill net to exceed the vessel possession limit for grey trout of 100 pounds per day or trip, whichever is the longer period of time.

D. During any restricted season described in this section, it shall be unlawful for any person fishing with a gill net to exceed the vessel possession limit for grey trout of 100 pounds per day or trip, whichever is the longer period of time. Also, during any restricted season, it shall be unlawful for any person to land or possess any quantity of grey trout that is more than the total weight of all other species on board the vessel.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 17, eff. April 1, 2021.

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