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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 700. Pertaining to Crab Pots
7/15/2020

4VAC20-700-20. Cull Ring Requirements.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, set or fish any crab pot, in Virginia's seaside area, that does not contain at least two unobstructed cull rings of size and location within the pot, as described in this subsection, except as provided in subsection C of this section. One cull ring shall be at least 2-5/16 inches inside diameter, and the other cull ring shall be at least 2-3/16 inches inside diameter. These cull rings shall be located one each in opposite exterior side panels of the upper chamber of the pot.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, set or fish any crab pot, in any Virginia waters, except as described in subsection A of this section, that does not contain at least two unobstructed cull rings. The two cull rings shall be at least 2-3/8 inches inside diameter and shall be located, one each, in opposite exterior side panels of the upper chamber of the pot.

C. Peeler pots with a mesh size less than 1-1/2 inches shall be exempt from the cull ring requirement.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0093 § 2, eff. January 1, 1994; amended, Volume 11, Issue 07, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. March 2, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 25, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1997; Volume 16, Issue 07, eff. January 1, 2000; Volume 16, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 2000; Volume 16, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2000; Volume 24, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2008; Volume 24, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2008; Volume 25, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2009.

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