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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
7/5/2020

4VAC20-460-30. Removal of Traps, Leads, Poles, Gear.

A. Every owner or user of a crab trap or crab pound shall completely remove traps, leads, wire, poles, and all other related gear from the water not later than December 31 of each year, except that they may leave two poles at each crab trap or crab pound site to facilitate relocation of the traps, lead and poles in the upcoming crab season, except as provided in subsection B below. If the trap site is not licensed and used in any subsequent year the trap owner shall be required to remove all poles from the site.

B. In the Tangier Island vicinity (from the southern tip of Tangier Island north to the Maryland line), it shall be lawful for every owner or user of a crab trap or crab pound to leave poles at crab trap or crab pound stands; provided such poles will be used at said location the following season and not be abandoned.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0060 § 3, Volume 11, Issue 07, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. March 2, 1995.

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