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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 950. Pertaining to Black Sea Bass
8/13/2020

4VAC20-950-10. Purpose.

The purposes of this chapter are to (i) reduce fishing mortality in the black sea bass fishery to ensure that overfishing does not occur, (ii) promote the health of the spawning stock biomass, (iii) improve the yield from the fishery, (iv) distribute shares of the black sea bass quota to those fishermen who demonstrate a previous history of participation in the fishery, and (v) encourage safe black sea bass aquaculture practices.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 13, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 03, eff. October 1, 2000; Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 30, Issue 04, eff. October 1, 2013; Volume 33, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2017.

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