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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 720. Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster Harvest

4VAC20-720-30. Standing Stock Criteria.

Any public oyster ground or unassigned ground may be closed to harvest by the Commissioner of the Marine Resources Commission, when it is determined by the Oyster Replenishment Department that the standing stock of oysters has been depleted by 50% or more. The initial estimate of standing stock for each area shall be the volume of oysters as of October 1 of the current year as determined by the Oyster Replenishment Department.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0095 § 3, eff. October 1, 1993; amended, Volume 10, Issue 14, eff. February 23, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 03, eff. October 5, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 07, eff. December 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. April 4, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 03, eff. October 1, 1995; Volume 29, Issue 03, eff. October 1, 2012; Errata, 29:5 VA.R. 1190 November 5, 2012.

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