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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 500. Pertaining to the Catching of Eels
11/29/2020

4VAC20-500-50. Minimum mesh size.

A. It shall be unlawful for any individual to place, set, or fish any eel pot in Virginia tidal waters which has a mesh less than 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch.

B. It shall be unlawful for any individual to place, set, or fish any 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch mesh rectangular or square eel pot unless such pot contains at least one unrestricted 4-inch by 4-inch escape panel consisting of 1/2-inch by 1-inch mesh. In addition, it shall be unlawful for any individual to place, set, or fish any 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch mesh cylindrical eel pot unless such pot contains at least one unrestricted 4-inch square escape panel of 1/2-inch by 1-inch mesh.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0064 § 5, Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1997; Volume 30, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2014.

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