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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

4VAC20-720-91. Harvest Permit Required for the James River Seed Area, Including the Deep Water Shoal State Replenishment Area.

A. A harvest permit shall be required for the James River Seed Area, including the Deep Water Shoal State Replenishment Seed Area, for the harvesting of seed oysters. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest or attempt to harvest seed oysters from the James River Seed Area, including the Deep Water Shoal State Replenishment Seed Area, without first obtaining and having on board a harvest permit.

B. The commissioner may cease granting permits required by § 28.2-546 of the Code of Virginia when he determines that the seed areas currently open to harvest are becoming depleted and the additional granting of such permits could seriously injure the seed areas.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 28, Issue 05, eff. November 1, 2011; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 03, eff. October 1, 2012; Volume 35, Issue 02, eff. October 1, 2018.

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