Administrative Code

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

Chapter 470. Pertaining to Hampton Roads Management Area

4VAC20-470-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to reduce conflict between charter boats, recreational fishermen and gill net fishermen in the Hampton Roads area.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0061 § 1, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.

4VAC20-470-20. Hampton Roads Management Area established.

The Hampton Roads Management Area is established as that area defined as follows:

Beginning at the mean low water line of Newport News Point at its intersection with the northbound lanes of I-664; thence following the mean low water line of Hampton Roads and its tributaries and Chesapeake Bay in an easterly direction to the Fort Monroe Officers' Club Pier; thence in an easterly direction to the white and orange buoy "G"; thence in an easterly direction to Thimble Shoal Light; thence in a southerly direction to buoy G "17"; thence in a southwesterly direction to the trestle of the westbound lanes of I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel at its intersection with the south island; thence following the westbound lanes of Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel to its intersection at the mean low water line of Willoughby Spit; thence following the mean low water line of Willoughby Spit in a southerly direction to the flashing light "11"; thence in a southwesterly direction approximately 2800 feet to the bulkhead corner of the U. S. Naval Reservation Heliport; thence following the mean low water line of Hampton Roads in a westerly and southerly direction to a point opposite of the grain elevator south of Pier A of the municipal terminal; thence in a westerly direction to buoy G "11"; thence in a westerly direction to buoy R "12"; thence in a southwesterly direction to the mean low water line at the northeastern corner of Craney Island Disposal Area; thence in a westerly direction to the intersection of the northbound lanes of I-664 and the south island of the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel; thence in a northwesterly direction along the northbound lanes of I-664 to its intersection with the mean low water line at Newport News Point, being the point of beginning.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0061 § 2, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.

4VAC20-470-30. Gill net prohibition.

From the Friday immediately preceding Memorial Day to Labor Day, both days inclusive, and during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., it shall be unlawful for any person to place, set, or fish any gill net, including licensed staked gill nets within the Hampton Roads Management Area.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0061 § 3, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.

4VAC20-470-40. 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 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 VR450-01-0061 § 4, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.



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