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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
10/21/2020

4VAC20-950-47. Commercial Harvest Quotas.

A. The commercial black sea bass directed fishery quota shall be allocated 100% of the annual quota each year except the commercial directed fishery quota shall not include the amount of annual quota allocated to the commercial black sea bass bycatch fishery specified in subsection B of this section. When it has been announced by the commission that the directed fishery quota has been projected as reached and the directed fishery has been closed, it shall be unlawful for any commercial black sea bass directed fishery permittee to possess aboard any vessel or land in Virginia any black sea bass.

B. The commercial black sea bass bycatch fishery shall be allocated 40,000 pounds of the annual quota each calendar year. When it has been announced that the bycatch fishery quota has been projected as reached and the bycatch fishery has been closed, it shall be unlawful for any commercial black sea bass bycatch fishery permittee to possess aboard any vessel or land in Virginia any black sea bass. In the event the bycatch fishery quota is exceeded, the amount of the bycatch fishery quota overage shall be deducted from the following year's bycatch fishing quota.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 06, eff. November 1, 2003; Volume 21, Issue 05, eff. October 29, 2004; Volume 22, Issue 12, eff. February 1, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2007; Volume 23, Issue 17, eff. March 30, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2008; Volume 25, Issue 08, eff. January 1, 2009; Volume 26, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 2010; Volume 27, Issue 14, eff. February 24, 2011; Volume 28, Issue 14, March 1, 2012; Volume 29, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2013; Volume 29, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2013; Volume 30, Issue 17, eff. April 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 12, eff. January 31, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 09, eff. January 1, 2016; Volume 33, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2017; Volume 34, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2018; Volume 36, Issue 21, eff. June 1, 2020.

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