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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
1/23/2021

4VAC20-70-135. Water rakes.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase a water rake permit, unless that person is a valid clam aquaculture product owner permittee.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest or attempt to harvest cultured clams by water rake from leased ground without a water rake permit.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to pull a water rake by any means, other than by hand, and it shall be unlawful for that person to use any mechanical assistance while harvesting or attempting to harvest cultured clams.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest or attempt to harvest cultured clams by water rake prior to sunrise or after sunset. It shall be unlawful for any person to leave the dock prior to one hour before sunrise, or return to the dock after sunset, on a boat with a water rake on that boat.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 31, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2015.

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