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Code of Virginia
Title 28.2. Fisheries and Habitat of the Tidal Waters
Chapter 7. Crabs

§ 28.2-701. Crab traps, crab pots and crab pounds; regulations; penalty.

A. The Commission shall promulgate regulations governing the use, placement, and maintenance of crab traps and crab pounds.

B. The Commission may promulgate regulations establishing the mesh size of crab pots and peeler pots. The regulation may provide for the interchangeable use of the two types of pots, provided that each respective gear is appropriately marked and cull rings in conformance with Commission requirements are installed in each pot.

C. Any person convicted of violating any provision of a regulation promulgated under this section is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

1990, c. 446, § 28.1-173.3; 1992, c. 836; 1999, c. 550.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.