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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 430. Pertaining to the Marking and Minimum Mesh Size of Gill Nets

4VAC20-430-30. Marking procedures for staked gill nets.

A staked gill net is a licensed fixed fishing device that is assigned a fixed location. It shall be unlawful for any person to hang any staked gill net on its poles, to drop such net into the fishing position or to fish such net that is not marked in the following manner:

1. Both ends of each staked gill net shall be marked by a flag of square dimensions, which shall measure at least 144 square inches.

2. Each end-marker flag described in subdivision 1 of this section shall be suspended on a pole or stake at least two feet above the surface of the water.

3. All end-marker flags shall be of blaze-orange color.

4. Each pole or stake in a gill net stand shall be marked at least two feet above the surface of the water, and visible from all sides, with either reflectors (at least two inches in diameter) or reflective tape (at least two inches wide).

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0057 § 3, eff. May 1, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 10, eff. January 23, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 15, eff. February 1, 1992; Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.

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