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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 590. Pertaining to the Taking of Hard Clams

4VAC20-590-30. Special permit restrictions.

A. During the relay season, it shall be unlawful for any person possessing a permit for relay clam harvest as required by § 28.2-810 of the Code of Virginia, to harvest clams from clean waters without first obtaining authorization from the Operations Office.

B. Any clammer who has been issued a permit for relay clams, shall notify the Operations Office before his boat leaves the dock, either by marine radio (channel 17) or by telephone (1-800-541-4646, (804) 247-2265 or (804) 247-2266), of his intent to patent tong clams in a nonrestricted area on that day. Each permitted clammer shall provide the Operations Office with his name, relay permit number, boat name, present location (for possible verification), departure time, destination and buyer to whom the clams will be sold.

C. Each permitted clammer shall also notify the Operations Office at the time his boat returns to the dock and furnish his catch count.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-810 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0077 § 3, eff. June 15, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 14, 1995.

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