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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

4VAC20-380-33. Grey trout harvested by commercial trawl.

A. The open season on landing grey trout harvested by trawl shall be April 1 through September 25. The restricted season on landing grey trout harvested by trawl shall be September 26 through March 31.

B. During any open season described in this section, it shall be unlawful for any trawl boat to land or possess more than 100 grey trout less than 12 inches in total length, and it shall be unlawful to sell or purchase any grey trout less than 12 inches in total length from a commercial trawl vessel.

C. During any restricted season described in this section, it shall be unlawful for any trawl boat to land or possess any grey trout less than 12 inches in total length.

D. During any open season described in this section, it shall be unlawful for any trawl vessel to exceed the vessel possession limit for grey trout of 100 pounds per day or trip, whichever is the longer period of time.

E. During any restricted season described in this section, it shall be unlawful 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 trawl vessel to land or possess any quantity of grey trout that is more than the total weight of all other species on board the vessel.

F. It shall be unlawful for any trawl boat to land grey trout in Virginia while possessing on board any trawl net having a cod-end mesh less than three inches, stretched measure.

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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