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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 620. Pertaining to Summer Flounder
4/5/2020

4VAC20-620-70. Recreational Fishing Season.

A. The recreational fishing season for any tidal waters of Virginia, except the Potomac River tributaries, shall be open year-round.

B. The recreational fishing season for 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 fishing recreationally to take, catch, or possess any summer flounder during any closed recreational fishing season.

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 § 7, eff. January 1, 1993; amended, Volume 10, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 1994; amended, Virginia Register 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 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 17, Issue 20, eff. June 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 21, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2005; Volume 23, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2008; Volume 25, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2009; Volume 27, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2011; Volume 32, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2016.

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