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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 910. Pertaining to Scup (Porgy)

4VAC20-910-30. Minimum size limits.

A. The minimum size limit of scup harvested by commercial fishing gear shall be nine inches in total length.

B. The minimum size limit of scup harvested by recreational fishing gear including hook and line, rod and reel, spear, and gig shall be nine inches in total length.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to catch and retain possession of any scup of smaller than the designated minimum size limit, as described, respectively, in subsections A and B of this section.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, trade, barter, or offer to sell, trade, or barter any scup less than nine inches in total length.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 20, eff. June 30, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2001; Volume 34, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2018; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. September 1, 2018; Volume 35, Issue 6, eff. November 2, 2018; Volume 38, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2022.

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