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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 751. Pertaining to the Setting and Mesh Size of Gill Nets

4VAC20-751-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to reduce the out-of-season by-catch of American shad and to preclude the harvest of coastal migratory striped bass, thereby reducing injuries and mortalities to these two species. This chapter is also intended to reduce the strandings and mortalities of threatened and endangered sea turtles.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0099 § 1, eff. January 1, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 14, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 8, eff. January 1, 1997; Volume 17, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 2001.

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