Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
12/16/2019

Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission

Preface
Agency Summary
Chapter 10
Pertaining to Fishing in Broad and Linkhorn BaysRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Devices and Seasons; Broad and Linkhorn Bays
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 20
Pertaining to the Licensing of Fixed Fishing DevicesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Location, Measurements, and Modified Pound Net Leader Requirements
Section 35
No-Fishing Zone
Section 40
Priority Rights; General
Section 50
Priority Rights; Renewal by Current Licensee
Section 60
Priority Rights; Licensed Location, Request by Other Than Current Licensee
Section 70
Priority Rights; Vacant Location
Section 80
Transfer and Vested Rights
Section 90
Penalty
Chapter 25
Pertaining to Pound Net Siting Public Interest ReviewRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Content and Publication of Public Notice
Section 30
Public Comment and Commission Review
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 30
Pertaining to the Licensing of Crab Traps and Pounds [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Chapter 40
Regulations Pertaining to Crab Catch Limits [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Chapter 50
Pertaining to Taking or Catching of Oysters [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 60
Pertaining to the Display of Licenses to Catch Finfish or CrabsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Display
Section 30
Violation and Penalty
Chapter 70
Pertaining to the Harvesting of ClamsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
License Required for Use of a Hydraulic Dredge on Leased Ground
Section 40
Additional Permits Required for Use of a Hydraulic Dredge on Leased Ground
Section 50
Operation of a Hydraulic Dredge on Leased Ground
Section 60
Dredge Prohibited
Section 70
License Required for Use of a Hydraulic Dredge on Public Ground
Section 80
Additional Permit Required for Use of a Hydraulic Dredge on Public Ground
Section 90
Operation of a Hydraulic Dredge on Public Ground
Section 100
Crab Dredge Boat Not to Take Clams
Section 110
Hydraulic Dredge
Section 120
Conventional Dredge
Section 130
Rakes
Section 135
Water Rakes
Section 140
License Required
Section 150
Penalty
Section 160
Suspension and Revocation of License
Chapter 80
Pertaining to the Setting of Fishing Devices Proximate to Chesapeake Bay Bridge-TunnelRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Gill Nets
Section 30
Fixed Fishing Devices
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 90
Pertaining to Dredging for Crabs [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Chapter 100
Pertaining to the Taking of Clams on Seaside of Eastern ShoreRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Hydraulic Method Prohibited
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 110
Pertaining to LobstersRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Minimum and Maximum Size Limit
Section 30
Possession Prohibitions
Section 40
Marking of Lobsters
Section 50
Lobster Parts
Section 55
Gear Requirements
Section 60
License and Permit Requirements
Section 65
Landing Limit
Section 70
Penalty
Chapter 120
Pertaining to Public Notice of Applications for Permits for Certain Uses of State-Owned BottomlandsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
General
Section 30
Content and Publication
Section 40
Commissioner's Responsibility and Authority
Chapter 130
Pertaining to Prohibited Areas for Use of Patent TongsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Poquoson River Area
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 140
Pertaining to Identification of Crab Pots, Peeler Pots, Eel Pots, and Fish PotsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Identification of Eel Pots
Section 20
Identification of Fish Pots
Section 25
Identification of Crab Pots and Peeler Pots
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 150
Pertaining to the Dredging of Conchs (Also Known As Whelks)Read all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
General
Section 30
Areas and Seasons
Section 40
Days and Hours
Section 50
Type and Operation of Dredge
Section 60
License
Section 70
Limitation of Catch
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 100
Penalty
Chapter 160
Pertaining to the Leasing of Oyster Planting Ground [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 170
Pertaining to the Removal of NetsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
General
Section 30
Violation
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 180
Pertaining to the Taking of Eels and Elvers [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 190
Pertaining to Measuring Mesh Size of Menhaden NetsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Procedure
Section 40
Compliance
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 200
Pertaining to the Requirements for Reporting Oyster Transactions and Payment of Taxes [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Chapter 210
Pertaining to the Dredging for Oysters [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 220
Pertaining to the Taking of Finfish by Gill NetsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Gill Nets
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 230
Pertaining to the Harvesting of Surf ClamsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
License
Section 40
Minimum Length
Section 50
Enforcement
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 240
Pertaining to the Tangier Island Crab Scrape SanctuaryRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Gear Limitation; Closed Area
Section 25
Bycatch Allowance
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 250
Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 251
Pertaining to the Taking of Striped Bass [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 252
Pertaining to the Taking of Striped BassRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
General Prohibitions and Requirements
Section 40
Severability
Section 50
Concerning Recreational Fishing: General
Section 55
[Repealed]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
Section 80
Bay Spring/Summer Striped Bass Recreational Fishery
Section 85
[Repealed]
Section 90
Bay Fall Striped Bass Recreational Fishery
Section 100
Potomac River Tributaries Summer/Fall Striped Bass Recreational Fishery
Section 110
Coastal Striped Bass Recreational Fishery
Section 115
Exemptions from Size Limits and Closed Fishing Seasons for Recreational Striped Bass Fishing Tournam
Section 120
Concerning Commercial Fishing: General
Section 130
Entry Limits, Permits, and Reports
Section 135
Gill Net Mesh Size and Tending Restrictions: Exemptions
Section 140
Commercial Seasons, Areas, and Size Limits
Section 150
Individual Commercial Harvest Quota
Section 155
Individual Transferable Shares Monitoring and Penalties
Section 160
Individual Transferable Shares; Tagging
Section 170
Aquaculture of Striped Bass; Permit Required
Section 180
Water Supply; Outfall; Prevention of Entry and Escapement
Section 190
Acquisition of Fish, Fingerlings, Fry, and Eggs
Section 200
Inspection of Facilities; Diseased Fish
Section 210
Sale, Records, Importation, Release
Section 220
Penalty
Section 230
Sanctions
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-252)
Chapter 260
Pertaining to Designation of Seed Areas and Clean Cull AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Designation of Seed Areas and Clean Cull Areas
Section 30
Minimum Cull Size
Section 35
[Repealed]
Section 40
Culling Tolerances or Standards
Section 50
Culling and Inspection Procedures
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 270
Pertaining to Blue Crab FisheryRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Sunday Prohibition and Limited Exception for Possession of Male Hard Crabs
Section 30
Daily Time Limits
Section 40
Season Limits
Section 50
Peeler Crab Pot and Crab Pot Limits
Section 51
Daily Commercial Harvester, Vessel, and Harvest and Possession Limits
Section 52
Area Restriction
Section 55
Minimum Size Limits
Section 56
Daily Recreational Harvest and Possession Limit
Section 58
[Repealed]
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 280
Pertaining to Speckled Trout and Red DrumRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Size Limits
Section 40
Possession Limits
Section 50
Commercial Landings Quota and Daily Bycatch Limit
Section 55
Seafood Buyer Reporting Requirements
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 290
Marking of Leased Oyster Planting GroundRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
General
Section 30
Method and Manner of Marking
Section 40
Maintenance
Section 45
Removal of Markers
Section 50
Exception
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 300
Pertaining to Crab Catch Limits [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Chapter 310
Pertaining to the Relaying of ShellfishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
General Provisions
Section 30
On-Bottom Container Construction
Section 35
Floating Container Construction
Section 40
Loading and Deployment
Section 50
Harvest
Section 55
Relay Season Established
Section 60
Penalty
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (4VAC20-310)
Chapter 320
Pertaining to the Taking of Black DrumRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Commercial Harvest Quota
Section 40
Possession Limits on Hook and Line Harvests
Section 50
Special Management Area/Time Restrictions
Section 60
Minimum Size Limit
Section 65
Gill Net Mesh Size and Tending Restrictions: Exemptions
Section 70
Commercial Harvest Permits Required
Section 80
Mandatory Reporting of Commercial Harvest
Section 90
Penalty
Chapter 330
Pertaining to the Taking of Shellfish from Condemned AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Harvesting Restrictions
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 333
Virginia General Permit #1 (Vgp#1) for Projects Undertaken by the Virginia Department of ...Read all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Types of Permits
Section 30
Authorization and Conditions
Section 40
Procedures
Chapter 335
Pertaining to on-Bottom Shellfish Aquaculture ActivitiesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Requirements and Conditions
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 336
General Permit No. 3 Pertaining to Noncommercial Riparian Shellfish Growing ActivitiesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Discussion
Section 30
Procedures
Section 40
Authorization and Conditions
Chapter 337
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Sav) Transplantation GuidelinesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Background
Section 30
Permitting
Chapter 340
Public Participation GuidelinesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
General
Section 30
Public Participation Procedures
Section 40
Transition
Chapter 345
General Wetlands Permit for Emergency SituationsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Authority and Applicability
Section 40
Procedures for Issuing Permit
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-345)
Chapter 350
Pertaining to Prohibiting the Sale of BillfishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definition
Section 30
Prohibition of Sale
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 360
Criteria for the Siting of Marinas or Community Facilities for Boat MooringRead all
Section 10
Objective
Section 20
Goals
Section 30
Background
Section 40
Policy
Section 50
Definitions
Section 60
General Siting Criteria
Section 70
Specific Siting Guidelines
Section 80
Best Management Practices (Bmp's)
Section 90
Siting Criteria Check List
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (4VAC20-360)
Chapter 370
Pertaining to the Culling of CrabsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Culling Requirements
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 380
Pertaining to Grey Trout (Weakfish)Read all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Commercial Minimum Size Limits
Section 40
Gear Restrictions
Section 50
Commercial Fishing Season
Section 60
Recreational Fishing Seasons, Minimum Size Limits, and Possession Limits
Section 70
Penalty
Chapter 390
Wetlands Mitigation -- Compensation PolicyRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Policy
Section 30
General Criteria
Section 40
Specific Criteria
Section 50
Supplemental Guidelines
Chapter 395
General Permit for Emergency Situations and Water Quality Improvement ProjectsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Authority and Applicability
Section 40
Conditions and Procedures for Issuing General Permits
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-395)
Chapter 398
Ballast Water Discharge ReportingRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Voluntary Ballast Water Management Guidelines
Section 40
Mandatory Filing Requirements
Section 50
Exceptions
Section 60
Ballast Water Control Report Form
Section 70
Mandatory Recordkeeping Requirements
Section 80
Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-398)
Chapter 400
Criteria for the Placement of Sandy Dredged Material Along Beaches in the CommonwealthRead all
Section 10
Objective and Goals
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Policy
Section 40
General Criteria
Section 50
Specific Criteria
Chapter 410
Pertaining to the Use of Patent TongsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Description of Area
Section 30
Violations
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 420
Pertaining to the Use of Trawls in the Territorial SeaRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Prohibition
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 430
Pertaining to the Marking and Minimum Mesh Size of Gill NetsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Marking Procedures for Drift and Anchored Gill Nets
Section 30
Marking Procedures for Staked Gill Nets
Section 40
Upriver White Perch and Striped Bass Fishery Exemption
Section 45
Recreational Anchored Gill Net Exemptions
Section 50
Drift Gill Net Fishery Exemption
Section 55
Buoy Marking Procedures
Section 60
Minimum Mesh Size
Section 65
Maximum Mesh Size and Tending Requirements
Section 70
Enforcement Provisions
Section 80
Penalties
Chapter 440
Coastal Primary Sand Dune/Beaches Guidelines: Barrier Island PolicyRead all
Section 10
Barrier Island Policy
Chapter 450
Pertaining to the Taking of BluefishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Bluefish Possession Limit
Section 30
Commercial Landings Quota
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 460
Pertaining to the Use of Crab Traps and PoundsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 13
Application and Location
Section 15
Priority Rights
Section 20
Placement of Crab Traps and Crab Pounds
Section 25
Placement Requirements for the Retention Box and Other Gear
Section 30
Removal of Traps, Leads, Poles, Gear
Section 40
Minimum Mesh Size
Section 50
Cull Rings
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 470
Pertaining to Hampton Roads Management AreaRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Hampton Roads Management Area Established
Section 30
Gill Net Prohibition
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 480
Pertaining to Eastern Shore Bayside Management AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Prohibition
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 490
Pertaining to SharksRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Gear Restrictions
Section 35
[Repealed]
Section 40
Recreational Harvest Limitations
Section 41
Commercial Harvest Limitations
Section 42
Spiny Dogfish Commercial Quota and Harvest Limitations
Section 43
Limited Access Control Rule
Section 44
Spiny Dogfish Limited Entry Fishery Permit and Permit Transfers
Section 45
[Repealed]
Section 46
Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Requirements
Section 47
Control Date
Section 48
Smooth Dogfish Commercial Quota and Harvest Limitations
Section 50
Finning
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-490)
Chapter 500
Pertaining to the Catching of EelsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definition
Section 30
Rescission
Section 35
Minimum Size Limit
Section 40
Elvers
Section 45
Commercial Season, Permits, and Reporting
Section 50
Minimum Mesh Size
Section 55
Possession Limit
Section 60
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-500)
Chapter 510
Pertaining to Amberjack and CobiaRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 12
Definitions
Section 15
Recreational Cobia Permit and Mandatory Reporting
Section 20
Recreational Fishery Possession Limits; Season Closure and Vessel Allowance
Section 25
Commercial Fishery Possession Limits and Season
Section 30
Minimum Size Limits
Section 33
Exceptions to Possession Limits and Minimum Size Limits
Section 35
Aquaculture of Cobia; Permit Required
Section 37
Sale, Records, Importation, Release
Section 40
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-510)
Chapter 520
Pertaining to the Use of Patent TongsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Area Closed to Patent Tonging
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 530
Pertaining to American ShadRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definition
Section 23
[Repealed]
Section 30
Moratorium
Section 31
Bycatch Fishery
Section 32
[Repealed]
Section 35
[Repealed]
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 540
Pertaining to Spanish and King MackerelRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definition
Section 30
Possession Limits Established
Section 40
Minimum Size Limits Established
Section 50
Trip Limit Established
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 550
Pertaining to the Removal of Gill Nets and Other Nonfixed Finfishing GearRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Fishing Requirement; Notification Procedures
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 560
Pertaining to Shellfish Management AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Shellfish Management Areas
Section 30
Permits Required
Section 40
Patent Tong Season
Section 50
Time of Day and Harvest Restrictions
Section 55
Prohibition to Lease in a Shellfish Management Area
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 561
Pertaining to the Hampton Flats Hard Clam Harvest AreaRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Hampton Flats Hard Clam Harvest Area
Section 30
Harvest Season
Section 40
Harvest Restrictions
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 566
Pertaining to the Hampton Roads Shellfish Relay AreaRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Hampton Roads Shellfish Relay Area
Section 30
Harvest Season
Section 40
Harvest Restrictions
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 570
Pertaining to the Use of Firearms to Take FishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Use of Firearms and Sale of Fish Prohibited; Exceptions
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 580
Pertaining to the Alteration of FinfishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Alteration of Finfish to Obscure Species Identification or Size Prohibited
Section 30
Allowances for Filleting or Cleaning
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 590
Pertaining to the Taking of Hard ClamsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Special Permit Restrictions
Section 40
Allowance for Chowder Clams; Return of Containers of Clams in Violation
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 600
Pertaining to Pound Net License SalesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definition
Section 30
Limit on Sale of Licenses
Section 40
Exceptions to Limit on Pound Net Licenses
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 610
Pertaining to Commercial Fishing and Mandatory Harvest ReportingRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 25
Oyster Aquaculture Permit Requirements
Section 26
Clam Aquaculture Permit Requirements
Section 30
Commercial Fisherman Registration License; Exceptions and Requirements of Authorized Agents
Section 40
Registration Procedures
Section 50
Commercial Hook-And-Line License
Section 60
Mandatory Harvest Reporting
Section 65
Noncompliance
Section 70
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-610)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (4VAC20-610)
Chapter 620
Pertaining to Summer FlounderRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Commercial Harvest Quota and Allowable Landings
Section 40
Commercial Vessel Possession and Landing Limitations
Section 45
[Repealed]
Section 50
Minimum Size Limits
Section 60
Recreational Possession Limit
Section 70
Recreational Fishing Season
Section 75
[Repealed]
Section 80
Penalty
Chapter 630
[Reserved]Read all
Chapter 650
Establishment of Oyster Sanctuary AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Oyster Sanctuary Areas
Section 30
Closure of Sanctuary Areas
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 660
[Reserved]Read all
Chapter 670
Pertaining to Recreational Gear LicensesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Recreational Gear Licenses
Section 25
Harvest Limits
Section 30
Gear Restrictions
Section 40
Gear Marking Requirements
Section 50
Reporting Requirements
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 680
Pertaining to Gill NetsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Rescission
Section 30
Gill Net Closed Season and Area
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 690
[Reserved]Read all
Chapter 700
Pertaining to Crab PotsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Cull Ring Requirements
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 710
[Reserved]Read all
Chapter 720
Pertaining to Restrictions on Oyster HarvestRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Control Date, License Moratorium, Transferability, and Agents
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Standing Stock Criteria
Section 35
Public Oyster Ground Harvest Season
Section 40
Open Oyster Harvest Season and Areas
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
Day and Time Limit
Section 70
Gear Restrictions
Section 75
Gear License
Section 80
Quotas and Harvest Limits
Section 85
James River Seed Quota and Monitoring
Section 90
Harvest Permit Required for the James River Areas
Section 91
Harvest Permit Required for the James River Seed Area, Including the Deep Water Shoal State Replenishment Area
Section 95
[Repealed]
Section 100
Seed Oyster Planting Procedures
Section 105
[Repealed]
Section 106
[Repealed]
Section 110
Penalty
Section 110:1
Appendix. [Repealed]
FORMS
Forms
Chapter 730
Pertaining to Nonresident Harvesters License FeeRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
Exceptions
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 740
Pertaining to the Snagging or Towing of FishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definition
Section 20
Snagging Prohibited
Section 25
Towing of Fish Prohibited
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 750
Pertaining to Crab Dredge License Sales [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Chapter 751
Pertaining to the Setting and Mesh Size of Gill NetsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Gill Net Mesh Sizes, Restricted Areas, and Season
Section 25
Assateague Island Small-Mesh Gill Net Area
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 752
Pertaining to Blue Crab SanctuariesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Harvest Restrictions
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 753
[Reserved]Read all
Chapter 754
Pertaining to Importation of Fish, Shellfish or Crustacea into Virginia's WatersRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Approved Species and Criteria for Importation
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 755
Pertaining to Artificial ReefsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Gear Restrictions
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 756
[Reserved]Read all
Chapter 770
Piankatank River Management AreaRead all
Section 10
Authority, Purpose and Designated Area
Section 20
General
Section 30
Harvesting Oysters by Hand Tongs
Section 40
Harvesting Oysters by Patent Tongs
Section 50
Harvesting Oysters by Dredge
Chapter 780
Patent Tong RestrictionsRead all
Section 10
Authority and Effective Date
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Season Opening Date
Section 40
Time of Day Restriction
Section 50
Other Applicable Laws, Chapters
Section 60
Designated Area
Section 70
Penalty
Chapter 790
Open Public Oyster Rocks, Pocomoke SoundRead all
Section 10
Authority, Prior Chapter, Effective Date
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Designated Areas
Section 40
Rescinded Order
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 800
Loading and Unloading Points for Relayed Shellfish [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 810
Opening of John East Turn and Poynter Rocks and Closing Beaseley Bay Rock and Deep Creek Channel,...Read all
Section 10
Authority and Prior Regulations
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Designated Opened and Closed Areas
Section 40
Rescinded and Modified Orders
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 820
Unloading Points for Relayed Shellfish [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 830
A Change in the Oyster Cull Size for Oysters Harvested from Russ Rock, Rappahannock RiverRead all
Section 10
Authority, Other Regulations, and Effective Date
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Size Limit
Section 40
Area Description
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 840
Unloading Point for Relaying Shellfish [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 850
Expansion of the Jail Island Clean Cull AreaRead all
Section 10
Authority, Prior Regulations, and Effective Date
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Expanded Area Description
Section 40
Expansion
Chapter 860
A Change in the Oyster Cull Size for Oysters Harvested from Little Carters Rock, Rappahannock RiverRead all
Section 10
Authority, Other Regulations, and Effective Date
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Size Limit
Section 40
Area Description
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 870
Unloading Point for Relaying Shellfish [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 880
Pertaining to Hard Crab Pot LimitsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Hard Crab Pot Limits
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 890
Pertaining to Channeled WhelkRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 25
Entry Limitation; Transfers; Prohibitions
Section 30
Minimum Size Limits
Section 35
Possession and Landing Limits
Section 40
Gear Restrictions
Section 45
Monitoring Requirements
Section 50
Bycatch Exemption
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 900
Pertaining to Horseshoe CrabRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definition
Section 21
Permit Requirements and Exemption
Section 25
Commercial Fisheries Management Measures
Section 26
Commercial Gear Restricted Area
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 35
Monitoring Requirements
Section 36
[Repealed]
Section 37
License Moratorium
Section 38
Control Date
Section 39
Permit Transfers
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 45
Requirements of Authorized Agents
Section 50
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-900)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (4VAC20-900)
Chapter 910
Pertaining to Scup (Porgy)Read all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Minimum Size Limits
Section 40
Gear Restrictions
Section 45
Possession Limits and Harvest Quotas
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 920
Pertaining to Landing LicensesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
License Requirements and Exemptions
Section 40
Summer Flounder Endorsement License and Exemption
Section 45
Summer Flounder Endorsement License and Hardship Exception
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 950
Pertaining to Black Sea BassRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Minimum Size Limit
Section 40
Gear Restrictions
Section 45
Recreational Possession Limits and Seasons
Section 46
Directed Fishery and Bycatch Fishery Permits
Section 47
Commercial Harvest Quotas
Section 48
Individual Fishery Quotas; Bycatch Limit; at Sea Harvesters; Exceptions
Section 48.1
Individual Transferable Quotas
Section 48.2
Alternate Vessel Authorization Requirements
Section 49
Reporting Requirements
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
Black Sea Bass Aquaculture Facility Permit
Section 70
Sale, Records, Importation, and Release of Black Sea Bass
Section 80
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-950)
Chapter 960
Pertaining to TautogRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Minimum Size Limits
Section 40
Gear Restrictions
Section 45
Recreational Fishing Season and Possession Limits
Section 47
Commercial Fishing Season and Possession Limits
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 970
Pertaining to SpadefishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Spadefish Possession Limit
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 980
Pertaining to on-Shore Loading and Unloading of Shellfish from Condemned AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Listing of on-Shore Loading and Unloading Locations
Section 30
Modification of the Listing of Designated Locations
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 995
Pertaining to Commercial Hook-And-Line FishingRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Entry Limitation; Catch Restrictions; Transfers
Section 30
Prohibitions
Section 40
Spear Fishing
Section 50
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-995)
Chapter 1000
Pertaining to Dredging in Submerged Aquatic VegetationRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Dredges Prohibited
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1020
Pertaining to Bay ScallopsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Moratorium
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1030
Management Plan for the Ungranted State Lands in Accomack and Northampton CountiesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Description of Ungranted State Lands
Section 30
Resources
Section 40
The Management Plan
Chapter 1040
Pertaining to Commercial Crab Fishery LicensesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
License Sales Moratorium and License Ineligibility Conditions
Section 25
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 35
Control Date
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1045
Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Activation and Enforcement of Restricted Areas
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 1050
Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted Area -- Huntington Ingalls Industries/Newport News Shipbuilding CompanyRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 1060
Pertaining to Enlargement of Established Restricted Area -- Dominion Power/Nuclear Power StationRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Penalty
Section 30:1
[Repealed]
Chapter 1065
Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Prohibitions
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1070
Pertaining to Haul SeinesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Gear Restrictions; Exemptions; Application Process
Section 40
Reporting Requirements
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 1080
Pertaining to Monkfish (Goosefish)Read all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Harvest and Landing Limitations
Section 40
Gear Restrictions
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 1090
Pertaining to Licensing Requirements and License FeesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
License Fees
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1100
Pertaining to Shellfish HandlingRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Disposal of Sewage from Vessels
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 1110
Pertaining to SheepsheadRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Recreational Harvest and Possession Limit
Section 40
Commercial Limitations
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 1120
Pertaining to Tilefish and GrouperRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Recreational Harvest and Possession Limit
Section 31
[Repealed]
Section 32
[Repealed]
Section 35
Recreational Blueline Tilefish Season
Section 40
Commercial Limitations
Section 50
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-1120)
Chapter 1130
General Permit No. 4 for Temporary Protective Enclosures for ShellfishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Notification Procedures
Section 40
General Conditions
Section 50
Special Conditions
Section 60
General Permit Fees
Section 70
Penalty
Chapter 1140
Prohibition of Crab Dredging in Virginia WatersRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Crab Dredging Prohibited
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 1150
Pertaining to Charter Boat and Head Boat FisheriesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Control Date
Chapter 1170
Requirements Related to the Purchase of Fish from the CatcherRead all
Section 10
Certified Scale Required
Section 20
Penalty
Chapter 1180
Pertaining to Fishing GuidesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Fishing Guide License; Fees
Section 40
Limited Sale of the Class A Fishing Guide License and Conditional Sale of the Class B Fishing Guide License
Section 50
Transfers of a Class A Fishing Guide License
Section 60
Waiting List
Chapter 1190
Pertaining to Gill Net Control DateRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
Control Date
Section 30
Limited Entry and Permits
Section 40
Permit Limitations
Section 50
Permit Transfers
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 1200
Pertaining to the Special Oyster Relay Season in the Rappahannock RiverRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Special Oyster Relay Seasion and Limitations of the River
Section 30
Penalty
Chapter 1210
Pertaining to a Blue Crab Sanctuary [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Chapter 1220
Pertaining to Separation Between NetsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Required Distance Between Nets
Chapter 1230
Pertaining to Restrictions on ShellfishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Public Health and Warm Water Harvest Restrictions for Shellfish
Section 31
Public Health and Warm Water Harvest Restrictions for Oysters
Section 32
Public Health and Warm Water Harvest Restrictions for Clams
Section 35
[Repealed]
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1240
Fisherman Identification ProgramRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Registration Requirement; Exception; Procedures; Confidentiality
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1250
Pertaining to the Tagging of ShellfishRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Shellfish Identification
Section 40
Penalty
Section 50
Designated Single Harvest Areas
Chapter 1260
Pertaining to River HerringRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Moratorium
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1270
Pertaining to Atlantic MenhadenRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Total Allowable Landings for Menhaden; Allocation, Accountability, and Overages
Section 40
Purse Seine Menhaden Bait Sector; Limited Entry Criteria; Individual Transferable Quota System
Section 50
Nonpurse Seine Menhaden Bait Sector Quota; Allocation and Bycatch Provisions
Section 60
Reporting Requirements by Menhaden Fishery Sector
Section 70
Penalty
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-1270)
Chapter 1280
Pertaining to Fishing License and Privilege RevocationRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definition
Section 30
Unlawful Fishing After Fishing License Has Been Revoked
Section 40
Penalty
Chapter 1290
Pertaining to Restrictions on the Harvest of Shellfish and in Condemned Shellfish AreasRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Restrict Leasing of Condemned Shellfish Areas
Section 40
Permit to Relay Shellfish from Restricted Shellfish Areas
Section 50
Penalty
Chapter 1300
Living Shoreline Group 1 General Permit for Certain Living Shoreline Treatments Involving Tidal WetlandsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Applicability and Procedures
Section 40
Specific Criteria
Section 50
Permit Conditions
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-1300)
Chapter 1310
Pertaining to Jonah CrabRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definition
Section 30
Possession Prohibitions and Commercial Fishery Minimum Size Limit
Section 40
Commercial Harvest, Possession Limits, and Reporting
Section 50
Daily Recreational Harvest and Possession Limits
Section 60
Penalty
Chapter 1320
Pertaining to Establishment of Restricted Area - Maritime Administration James River Reserve FleetRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Prohibitions
Section 40
Penalty
Section 50
Duration of Regulation
Chapter 1330
Living Shoreline Group 2 General Permit for Certain Living Shoreline Treatments Involving Submerged Lands, Tidal Wetlands, or Coastal Primary Sand...Read all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Applicability and Procedures
Section 40
Specific Criteria
Section 50
Permit Conditions
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-1330)
Chapter 1340
Fast-Track Permitting Program for Disposal of Dredged MaterialRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Applicability and Procedures
Section 40
Fast-Track Limitations
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-1340)
Chapter 1350
Pertaining to General Oyster Planting Ground Lease Renewal FeeRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
General Oyster Planting Ground Review Form, Fee, and Denial
Section 40
Request for Formal Hearing of Lease Renewal Denial
FORMS
Forms (4VAC20-1350)


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