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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
10/30/2020

4VAC20-751-15. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Assateague Island Small-Mesh Gill Net Area" shall consist of all tidal waters of Virginia's portion of the federal territorial sea that are bounded by a line beginning in Accomack County from a point at the mean low water line at the southwestern most tip of Fishing Point, at the mouth of Chincoteague Inlet, at Latitude 37-52.34584 N., Longitude 75-24.02333 W.; thence southwesterly 1,500 feet to a point at Latitude 37-52.19158 N., Longitude 75-24.26693 W.; thence in a line towards Chincoteague Shoals maintaining a distance of 1,500 feet from the mean low water line to a point northeast of Chincoteague Shoals at Latitude 37-51.12484 N., Longitude 75-22.23021 W.; thence westerly to a point at Latitude 37-51.30530 N., Longitude 75-22.44331 W.; thence along the mean low water line in a southerly and then westerly direction to the point of beginning.

"Small-mesh gill net" means any gill net with a stretched mesh of equal to or less than five inches.

"Unattended gill net" means any gill net set in Virginia tidal waters, described in 4VAC20-751-20 E, that is located more than one mile from the licensee of that gill net.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 24, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 01, eff. August 27, 2014.

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