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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 520. Pertaining to the Use of Patent Tongs
10/26/2020

4VAC20-520-10. Purpose.

In the past there have been numerous incidents of patent tongs used by clam fisherman disrupting electrical service to the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge by severing or damaging submerged electrical cabling adjacent to the bridge. The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit damage to the bridge cables and fishermen and their gear and thereby maintain the general public welfare and safety in the seafood industry.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0067 § 1, Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.

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