Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
3/28/2020

Chapter 1280. Pertaining to Fishing License and Privilege Revocation

4VAC20-1280-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish penalties for any individual found fishing illegally after the Marine Resources Commission has ordered the revocation of his fishing license or his fishing privileges, or both.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2015.

4VAC20-1280-20. Definition.

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

"Fishing" means all operations involved in (i) taking or catching marine fish, shellfish, and marine organisms; (ii) using, setting, operating, or piloting any apparatus or vessel employed in killing, taking, or catching marine fish, shellfish, and marine organisms; or (iii) transporting or preparing for market marine fish, shellfish, and marine organisms.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2015.

4VAC20-1280-30. Unlawful fishing after fishing license has been revoked.

It shall be unlawful for any person to participate in any fishing at any time during the period his fishing licenses or fishing privileges are revoked by the Marine Resources Commission.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2015.

4VAC20-1280-40. Penalty.

As set forth in § 28.2-903 of the Code of Virginia, any person violating a provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. A second violation and each subsequent violation of any provision of this chapter committed by the same person within 12 months of a prior violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 19, eff. May 1, 2015.



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