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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 490. Pertaining to Sharks
8/13/2020

4VAC20-490-42. Spiny Dogfish Commercial Quota and Harvest Limitations.

A. The fishing year for spiny dogfish shall be from May 1 of the current calendar year through April 30 of the following calendar year. For the fishing year, the commercial spiny dogfish landings quota shall be limited to annual quota except as specified in subsection B of this section.

B. If a quota transfer occurs between Virginia and another state or region participating in the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for spiny dogfish, Virginia's annual quota for the fishing year shall be limited to the annual quota amount as adjusted for transfers.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, harvest, or possess aboard any vessel or to land in Virginia any spiny dogfish harvested from federal waters for commercial purposes after it has been announced that the federal quota for spiny dogfish has been taken.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, harvest, or possess aboard any vessel or to land in Virginia more than 6,000 pounds of spiny dogfish per day for commercial purposes.

E. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, harvest, or possess aboard any vessel or to land in Virginia any spiny dogfish for commercial purposes after the annual quota specified in subsections A and B of this section has been landed and announced as such.

F. Any spiny dogfish harvested from state waters or federal waters, for commercial purposes, shall only be sold to a federally permitted dealer.

G. It shall be unlawful for any buyer of seafood to receive any spiny dogfish after any commercial harvest or annual quota described in this section has been landed and announced as such.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 22, Issue 08, eff. December 1, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. December 21, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2007; Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2011; Volume 28, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2012; Volume 29, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2013; Volume 30, Issue 13, eff. January 30, 2014: Volume 30, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 04, eff. October 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2016; Volume 33, Issue 06, eff. November 2, 2016; Volume 33, Issue 26, eff. July 31, 2017; Volume 34, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2018; Volume 35, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2019; Volume 36, Issue 23, eff. July 1 2020.

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