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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 560. Pertaining to Shellfish Management Areas
3/31/2020

4VAC20-560-50. Time of Day and Harvest Restrictions.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest clams by patent tong from the Poquoson River Shellfish Management Area before sunrise or after 2 p.m.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest clams by patent tong from the Back River Shellfish Management Area before sunrise or after 4 p.m.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest clams by patent tong from either the Poquoson River Shellfish Management Area, Newport News Shellfish Management Area, or Back River Shellfish Management Area on Saturday or Sunday.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest any shellfish from the James River Broodstock Management Area, Back River Reef Broodstock Management Area, Middle Ground Light Broodstock Management Area, York Spit Reef Broodstock Management Area, or York River Broodstock Management Area at any time.

E. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest clams by patent tong from the Newport News Shellfish Management Area before sunrise or after 2 p.m.

F. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any amount of hard clams from the Newport News Shellfish Management Area that consists of more than 2.0% by number of clams, which can be passed through a 1-3/8 inch inside diameter culling ring. The 2.0% allowance shall be measured by the marine police officer from each container or pile of clams.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0073 § 5, eff. September 9, 1991; amended, Volume 09, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 09, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. March 9, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 03, eff. October 3, 1996; Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 07, eff. December 1, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 07, eff. December 1, 2000; Volume 18, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 2002; Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. April 28, 2006; Volume 29, Issue 02, eff. September 1, 2012; Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2015.

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