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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

4VAC20-430-40. Upriver white perch and striped bass fishery exemption.

During the period December 1 through March 15, it shall be unlawful for any person to place, set or fish any gill net, used for the taking of white perch or striped bass in the areas designated below, that is not marked as described by either 4VAC20-430-20 or 4VAC20-430-30, or in the following manner:

1. Both ends of each gill net shall be marked by a floating buoy of at least 3 ½ inches in diameter.

2. Both end-marker buoys shall be of blaze-orange color.

3. Areas designated.

a. James River. Upstream from a line connecting College Creek and Hog Point.

b. York River. Upstream from a line connecting the southernmost point of the northern headland of Poropotank Bay and Croaker Landing.

c. Rappahannock River. Upstream from a line connecting Greenvale Creek and Weeks Creek.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0057 § 4, eff. May 1, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 10, eff. January 23, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 1992; Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 14, eff. February 26, 1997.

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