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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 610. Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest Reporting
3/29/2020

4VAC20-610-26. Clam Aquaculture Permit Requirements.

A. For the purposes of collecting clam fisheries statistics from the Virginia aquaculture industry, as authorized by § 28.2-204 of the Code of Virginia and in accordance with § 28.2-613 of the Code of Virginia, which describes conditions that determine the duration of a lease, any clam aquaculture product owner shall obtain a clam aquaculture product owner's permit and shall report harvest of any clams from leased, subleased, or fee simple ground or any aquaculture growing area, within or adjacent to Virginia tidal waters, in accordance with 4VAC20-610-60.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person, except a clam aquaculture product owner permittee, clam aquaculture harvester permittee, or a harvester designated for harvest by a clam aquaculture product owner vessel permit, to harvest clams from leased, subleased, or fee simple ground or any aquaculture growing area, within or adjacent to Virginia tidal waters, unless that person is authorized to harvest clams from areas described in this subsection by a clam aquaculture product owner.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person permitted as an clam aquaculture harvester to fail to possess that permit on his person while harvesting unless that person is on a permitted clam aquaculture product owner vessel and is harvesting clams of that clam aquaculture product owner.

D. Minor persons younger than 18 years of age shall be exempt from the requirements to obtain a clam aquaculture harvester's permit provided that minor person is harvesting clams under the supervision of a legally permitted clam aquaculture product owner.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2013.

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