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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 890. Pertaining to Channeled Whelk

4VAC20-890-20. Definitions.

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

"Bait bag" means a bag, box, or other container with mesh, slats, or other types of openings no greater than three-eighths of an inch in one dimension, either width or length, that is designed for the purposes of containing the bait within a channeled whelk pot.

"Basket" means a circular plastic mesh container of 2,566 cubic inches with a top inside diameter of 17 inches, bottom inside diameter of 13.5 inches, and an inside height of 14 inches.

"Bushel" means a Virginia bushel with a volumetric measure equivalent to 1.4 U.S. standard bushels or 3,003.9 cubic inches.

"Channeled whelk" means any whelk of the species Busycotypus canaliculatus.

"Land" or "landing" means to enter port with channeled whelk on board any boat or vessel, to begin offloading channeled whelk, or to offload channeled whelk.

"Length" means the total length of a channeled whelk, measured from the tip of the apex to the outer tip of the shell opening.

"MRC ID" means the unique Marine Resources Commission identification number assigned to each individual.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 18, eff. April 30, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1997; Volume 13, Issue 24, eff. August 1, 1997; Volume 16, Issue 25, eff. October 1, 2000; Volume 23, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2007; Volume 35, Issue 17, eff. April 1, 2019.

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