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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 70. Pertaining to the Harvesting of Clams

4VAC20-70-130. Rakes.

It shall be unlawful to take hard shell clams from any public or unassigned grounds in the tidal waters of Virginia by means of a rake other than by a conventional clam rake provided, however, that a bull rake may be used to take hard shell clams from the public or unassigned grounds on the seaside of Accomack and Northampton Counties from October 1 through April 30 inclusive. Further, a conventional clam rake or a bull rake may only be used by hand; any other means of use, including any method of attachment to a boat while the gear is harvesting, shall be unlawful.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0010 § 4.4, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 19, eff. May 2, 1995.

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