Administrative Code

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

Chapter 830. a Change in the Oyster Cull Size for Oysters Harvested from Russ Rock, Rappahannock River

4VAC20-830-10. Authority, other regulations, and effective date.

A. This chapter is promulgated pursuant to authority contained in §§ 28.1-23 [Repealed] and 28.1-85 [Repealed] of the Code of Virginia.

B. Other chapters. This chapter modifies Regulation 450-01-0035 adopted March 9, 1987, which established the 3-inch cull size for all clean cull areas. No other part of the chapter shall be affected, except as specified in this chapter.

C. The effective date of this order is November 6, 1987.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-103 and Chapter 5 (§ 28.2-500 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-8714 § 1, eff. November 6, 1987.

4VAC20-830-20. Purpose.

This chapter is promulgated in response to a request from the oyster industry that the minimum size be changed from three inches to 2-1/2 inches for oysters harvested from Russ Rock, Rappahannock River. Past harvesting of oysters from this oyster rock has shown a definite characteristic of oysters taken from this area which is that they only grow-out to 2-1/2 inches. This action is also vital and timely because of the high death rate in other areas of the state due to the oyster diseases, MSX and Dermo, which has caused a shortage in the supply of market size oysters.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-103 and Chapter 5 (§ 28.2-500 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-8714 § 2, eff. November 6, 1987.

4VAC20-830-30. Size limit.

The minimum size limit for oysters harvested from Russ Rock, Rappahannock River shall be 2-½ inches.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-103 and Chapter 5 (§ 28.2-500 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-8714 § 3, eff. November 6, 1987.

4VAC20-830-40. Area description.

This chapter affects the area known as Russ Rock in the Upper Rappahannock River area.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-103 and Chapter 5 (§ 28.2-500 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-8714 § 4, eff. November 6, 1987.

4VAC20-830-50. Penalty.

In accordance with § 28.1-23 [Repealed] of the Code of Virginia, any person who violates any chapter adopted and promulgated by the commission shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Statutory Authority

§ 28.2-103 and Chapter 5 (§ 28.2-500 et seq.) of Title 28.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR450-01-8714 § 5, eff. November 6, 1987.



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