Administrative Code

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

Chapter 420. Pertaining to the Use of Trawls in the Territorial Sea

4VAC20-420-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the conservation of Virginia's summer flounder stocks and stocks of other species utilizing the Territorial Sea as a migratory pathway to spawning grounds and nursery areas.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-315 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0055 § 1, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 13, 1995.

4VAC20-420-20. Prohibition.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any trawl net or to take or catch fish, crabs or shellfish by use of trawl net within the area between the baseline from which the Territorial Sea is measured and three nautical miles seaward to the Three Nautical Mile Line.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-315 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0055 § 2, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 13, 1995.

4VAC20-420-30. Penalty.

As set forth in § 28.2-314 of the Code of Virginia, use of a trawl or similar device in the waters of the Commonwealth of Virginia, unless specifically permitted by the Marine Resources Commission as provided in § 28.2-315 of the Code of Virginia, shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-315 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0055 § 3, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 13, 1995.



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