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Code of Virginia
Title 28.2. Fisheries and Habitat of the Tidal Waters
Chapter 2. General Provisions
10/25/2021

§ 28.2-244. Purchase of shellfish or finfish; penalty.

A person shall not purchase shellfish or finfish from any fisherman who is known by such person to have not registered as a commercial fisherman as required by § 28.2-241. Whenever a court finds that a defendant has violated the provisions of this section, the court shall assess a civil penalty of $500. All civil penalties assessed pursuant to this section shall be paid into the Marine Fishing Improvement Fund as established in § 28.2-208.

1992, cc. 493, 503.

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