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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

4VAC20-430-60. Minimum mesh size.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, set, or fish any gill net with a stretched mesh of less than 2-7/8 inches, except as provided in subsection C of this section.

B. Mesh measurement is defined as the inside stretched distance between two knots on opposite sides of the same mesh.

C. As provided in § 28.2-305 of the Code of Virginia, mullet gill nets less than 200 yards long shall consist of a stretched mesh not less than two inches stretched measure after having been tarred. Any person utilizing a mullet gill net may not take or possess quantities of species other than mullet which comprise more than 15% of their total daily catch, in pounds.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0057 § 6, 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; Volume 15, Issue 19, eff. May 5, 1999; Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 2002; Volume 27, Issue 24, eff. January 1, 2012.

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