Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
3/29/2020

Chapter 60. Pertaining to the Display of Licenses to Catch Finfish or Crabs

4VAC20-60-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this regulation is to provide for effective enforcement of the licensing requirements of the Code of Virginia and any regulations requiring licenses.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0009 § 1, eff. January 22, 1980; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995.

4VAC20-60-20. Display.

A. Any person required to have a license or required to license a boat or a device for the purpose of taking or catching finfish or crabs shall have such license available for inspection during fishing and shall exhibit it whenever requested by any marine patrol officer.

B. If the license be for any type of fixed device, the holder of the license shall fasten the license plate securely in an upright position to one of the offshore stakes of the device.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0009 § 2, eff. January 22, 1980; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995.

4VAC20-60-30. Violation and penalty.

A. Failure to exhibit the license upon demand of any marine patrol officer, or failure to display the license plate as required, shall be prima facie evidence that such person is fishing without a license.

B. As set forth in § 28.2-225 of the Code of Virginia, any person fishing without the required license shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0009 § 3, eff. January 22, 1980; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995.



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