Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
4/4/2020

Chapter 1220. Pertaining to Separation Between Nets

4VAC20-1220-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish a minimum distance separating any net and the side or end of any fixed fishing device.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 1, eff. September 1, 2009.

4VAC20-1220-20. Definitions.

The following term when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Fixed fishing device" means a pound net, fyke net or staked gill net.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 1, eff. September 1, 2009.

4VAC20-1220-30. Required distance between nets.

It is unlawful to place a net within 300 yards of the side or end of any fixed fishing device, unless in the same row.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 1, eff. September 1, 2009.



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