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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 770. Piankatank River Management Area
3/28/2020

4VAC20-770-40. Harvesting Oysters by Patent Tongs.

A. Area. The entire management area shall be open to harvesting under this section.

B. Season. The season under this section shall be from October 1 through the last day of February, inclusive, of each year.

C. Time of day. The harvesting of oysters under this section shall be limited to from sunrise to 2 p.m. Culling boards shall be clean before sunrise and by 2 p.m.

D. Gear Limitations. Only two patent tongs may be on board any boat at any time. Hand tongs or dredges are not permitted on board any vessel at the same time as patent tongs.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 and Chapter 5 (§ 28.2-500 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-8412, eff. December 31, 1984.

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