Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
4/2/2020

Chapter 410. Pertaining to the Use of Patent Tongs

4VAC20-410-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to conserve and protect the public oyster grounds in the James River.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0054 § 1, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.

4VAC20-410-20. Description of area.

This chapter shall include all of the public oyster grounds in the James River upstream of the James River bridge.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0054 § 2, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.

4VAC20-410-30. Violations.

It shall be unlawful for any person to use or operate patent tongs in any manner on any public oyster grounds in the James River upstream of the James River bridge.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0054 § 3, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.

4VAC20-410-50. Penalty.

As set forth in § 28.2-903 of the Code of Virginia, any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor, and a second or 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 VR450-01-0054 § 4, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.



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