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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 900. Pertaining to Horseshoe Crab
7/2/2022

4VAC20-900-20. Definition.

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

"COLREGS Line" means the COLREGS Demarcation Line, as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 80.510 Chesapeake Bay Entrance, VA).

"Horseshoe crab" means any crab of the species Limulus polyphemus.

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

"Toms Cove Area" means all waters of Toms Cove and Little Toms Cove located east of a line from the western most point of Assateague Point to the western most point of Fishing Point and extending to the mean low water line of Assateague Island.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 19, eff. May 4, 1999; Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2006; Volume 29, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2013; Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2013.

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