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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 620. Pertaining to Summer Flounder
3/29/2020

4VAC20-620-50. Minimum Size Limits.

A. The minimum size for summer flounder harvested by commercial fishing gear shall be 14 inches in total length.

B. The minimum size of summer flounder harvested by recreational fishing gear, including hook and line, rod and reel, spear and gig, shall be 16.5 inches in total length, except that the minimum size of summer flounder harvested in the Potomac River tributaries shall be the same as established by the Potomac River Fisheries Commission for the mainstem Potomac River.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any summer flounder smaller than the designated minimum size limit.

D. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the landing of summer flounder in Virginia that were legally harvested in the Potomac River.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0081 § 5, eff. January 1, 1993; amended, Volume 10, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 05, eff. October 28, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. March 9, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 25, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 09, eff. January 1, 1998; Volume 14, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1999; Volume 16, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2000; Volume 16, Issue 20, eff. May 25, 2000; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2001; Volume 18, Issue 14, eff. March 5, 2002; Volume 18, Issue 22, eff. June 19, 2002; Volume 19, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 16, eff. March 26, 2004; Volume 21, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2005; Volume 23, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2008; Volume 26, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2010; Volume 27, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2011; Volume 28, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2012; Volume 29, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2013; Volume 32, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2016; Volume 33, Issue 15, eff. February 28, 2017; Volume 34, Issue 17, eff. April 1, 2018; Volume 35, Issue 02, eff. September 1, 2018.

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