Administrative Code

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

Chapter 80. Pertaining to the Setting of Fishing Devices Proximate to Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

4VAC20-80-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to promote the general welfare of the seafood industry by avoiding gear conflicts proximate to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0011 § 1, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995.

4VAC20-80-20. Gill nets.

It shall be unlawful for any person to set, place, or fish a gill net of any type in an area extending 250 yards from either span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. For purposes of this section, the distance shall be measured from the outer edges of each span and shall extend from the low water mark on Fishermans Island to the one-mile marker on the south end of the bridge-tunnel.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0011 § 2, eff. Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1999.

4VAC20-80-30. Fixed fishing devices.

It shall be unlawful for any person to set, place, or fish a fixed fishing device, fish pot or eel pot of any type in an area extending 250 yards from either span of Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. For purposes of this section, the distance shall be measured from the outer edges of each span and shall apply anywhere along the bridge-tunnel and its causeways.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-0011 § 3, amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995; Volume 15, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1999; Volume 21, Issue 25, eff. July 29, 2005.

4VAC20-80-40. 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 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 VR450-01-0011 § 4, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. August 3, 1995.



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