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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 620. Pertaining to Summer Flounder
12/4/2022

4VAC20-620-30. Commercial harvest quota and allowable landings.

A. During each calendar year, allowable commercial landings of summer flounder shall be limited to a quota in total pounds calculated pursuant to the joint Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council/Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan.

B. The commercial harvest of summer flounder from Virginia tidal waters for each calendar year shall be limited to 100,000 pounds of the annual quota described in subsection A of this section.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest or to land summer flounder for commercial purposes after the commercial harvest limit or any allowable commercial landings as described in this section have been attained and announced as such. If any person lands summer flounder after the commercial harvest limit or any allowable commercial landing have been attained and announced as such, the entire amount of summer flounder in that person's possession shall be confiscated.

D. It shall be unlawful for any buyer of seafood to receive any summer flounder after any commercial harvest limit or allowable commercial landings as described in this section has been attained and announced as such.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0081 § 3, eff. January 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 5, eff. October 28, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. March 9, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 25, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 1, eff. October 1, 1996; Volume 13, Issue 3, eff. October 1, 1996; Volume 14, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 1999; Volume 16, Issue 5, eff. November 1, 1999; Volume 16, Issue 20, eff. May 25, 2000; Volume 17, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2001; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2001; Volume 18, Issue 8, eff. December 1, 2001; Volume 20, Issue 4, eff. October 15, 2003; Volume 24, Issue 10, eff. December 27, 2007; Volume 25, Issue 3, eff. October 1, 2008; Volume 26, Issue 8, eff. November 30, 2009; Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. November 1, 2011; Volume 31, Issue 9, eff. December 10, 2014; Volume 32, Issue 6, eff. November 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2016; Volume 33, Issue 15, eff. February 28, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 4, eff. October 1, 2018; Volume 38, Issue 9, eff. December 8, 2021.

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