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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

4VAC20-950-60. Black sea bass aquaculture facility permit.

A. Any person operating an aquaculture facility in which any black sea bass will be cultured, possessed, offered for sale, or sold shall possess a black sea bass aquaculture facility permit for that facility that was obtained from the commissioner.

1. The black sea bass aquaculture facility permit shall allow the facility to import black sea bass eggs, fry, and brood-stock from captive brood-stock facilities.

2. A black sea bass aquaculture facility permit is not transferable.

B. The application for a black sea bass aquaculture facility permit shall list the name and address of the applicant, the type and location of that facility, and an estimate of production capacity. A black sea bass aquaculture facility permit shall be valid for 10 years, from the date of issue, and may be renewed by the commissioner. The issuance and continuation of any person's black sea bass aquaculture facility permit are contingent on that designated facility being open for inspection by the Marine Resources Commission for the purposes of determining compliance with this chapter.

C. The original of the black sea bass facility aquaculture permit shall be maintained by the permittee and prominently displayed at the location of the permitted aquaculture facility. A copy of such permit shall be used as evidence of authorization to transport black sea bass to and from the permitted aquaculture facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 4, eff. October 1, 2013.

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