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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

4VAC20-430-45. Recreational anchored gill net exemptions.

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, set or fish any anchored gill net up to 110 feet in length and licensed for recreational purposes upstream of the designated boundary lines listed below that is not marked in the following manner:

1. Both ends of each gill net shall be marked by a floating buoy of at least 3-1/2" in diameter.

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

3. Designated boundary lines.

a. James River and its tributaries: a line connecting Hog Point and the downstream point of the mouth of College Creek;

b. York River and its tributaries: the Route 33 bridges; and

c. Rappahannock River and its tributaries: the Route 360 Bridge.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 17, eff. March 30, 2007.

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