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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 460. Pertaining to the Use of Crab Traps and Pounds

4VAC20-460-13. Application and location.

A. Application for crab trap or crab pound licenses, to be issued pursuant to § 28.2-701 of the Code of Virginia, shall state the exact location of each crab trap or crab pound. If application is made for a license for more than one crab trap or crab pound, the application may embrace more than one, provided the traps or pounds are to be located in the same area, and further provided they are contiguous and are located next to each other, but the location of each must be definitely described. No application for any location for a crab trap or crab pound shall be made prior to December 1 of the year preceding the current license year.

B. Only one license shall be issued for the same location, or within 100 yards of that location, during the same calendar year and any subsequent license issued through error, or otherwise, for the same location, or within 100 yards of that location, shall be void as to that location. Upon request by such licensee, made within 60 days after issuance, a refund of such license fee shall be made.

C. The licensee shall be responsible for the location of the trap or pound.

D. The license, when issued, shall be subject to oyster leases and riparian rights and shall not apply inshore of the mean low water mark.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-701 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. July 5, 2016.

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