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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 530. Pertaining to American Shad
3/29/2020

4VAC20-530-20. Definition.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Bycatch area" means those tidal waters of (i) the James River, from the James River Bridge upstream to a line connecting Dancing Point and New Sunken Meadow Creek; (ii) the York River, from the George P. Coleman Bridge upstream to the Rt. 33 Eltham and Lord Delaware bridges at West Point; and (iii) the Rappahannock River, from the Norris Bridge upstream to the Rt. 360 Downing Bridge at Tappahannock.

"Chesapeake Bay" means all Virginia tidal waters west of the Colregs Demarcation Line that connect the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach to the Cape Charles Lighthouse on Smith Island.

"Coastal area" means all Virginia tidal waters east of the Colregs Demarcation Line that connect the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach to the Cape Charles Lighthouse on Smith Island.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0069 § 2, eff. January 23, 1991; amended, Volume 08, Issue 09, eff. January 1, 1992; Volume 09, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 1993; Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. April 7, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 16, eff. March 29, 1996; Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 22, Issue 12, eff. January 27, 2006; Volume 22, Issue 16, eff. March 31, 2006; Volume 24, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2008.

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