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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

4VAC20-950-30. Minimum size limit.

A. The minimum size for black sea bass harvested by commercial fishing gear shall be 11 inches in total length. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, trade, or barter, or offer to sell, trade, or barter any black sea bass less than 11 inches in total length, except as described in 4VAC20-950-70.

B. The minimum size of black sea bass harvested by recreational gear, including hook and line, rod and reel, spear and gig, shall be 13 inches in total length.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any black sea bass smaller than the minimum size limit, as designated respectively, in subsections A and B of this section, except as described in 4VAC20-950-70.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 1998; Volume 14, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2001; Volume 18, Issue 14, eff. March 4, 2002; Volume 19, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2003; Volume 25, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 2009; Volume 30, Issue 4, eff. October 1, 2013; Volume 33, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2017; Volume 34, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2018; Volume 35, Issue 2, eff. September 1, 2018; Volume 38, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2022.

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