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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

4VAC20-380-34. Grey trout harvested by commercial haul seine.

A. The open seasons on grey trout harvested by haul seine shall be April 16 through June 10 and August 21 through September 24. The restricted seasons on grey trout harvested by haul seine shall be April 1 through April 15, June 11 through August 20, and September 25 through March 31.

B. During any open season described in this section, there shall be no minimum size limit on grey trout for any person fishing with haul seine.

C. During any restricted season described in this section, it shall be unlawful for any person fishing with a haul seine 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 person fishing with a haul seine 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 for any person fishing with a haul seine 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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