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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 670. Pertaining to Recreational Gear Licenses

4VAC20-670-20. Recreational gear licenses.

A. Any person desiring to take or catch finfish or shellfish for recreational purposes in the tidal waters of Virginia using commercial gear authorized under § 28.2-226.1 of the Code of Virginia shall first obtain the license for the appropriate gear.

B. Any license to use fishing gear for recreational purposes shall be issued to an individual for his exclusive use and shall not be transferable.

C. No person shall be issued more than one recreational gill net license, more than one recreational crab pot license, more than one crab trap license, nor more than one recreational eel pot license.

D. No license shall be required of any person taking minnows, menhaden, or mullet with a cast net for personal use as bait which is not to be sold, traded, or bartered.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0090 § 2, eff. June 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 14, 1995; Volume 18, Issue 1, eff. September 15, 2001; Volume 22, Issue 4, eff. December 1, 2005; Volume 24, Issue 19, eff. April 30, 2008; Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2009.

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