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Code of Virginia
Title 3.2. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food
Chapter 10. Endangered Plant and Insect Species
6/29/2022

§ 3.2-1005. Harvesting of threatened species; further powers of Board and Commissioner.

A. The Board may adopt regulations to permit and control the commercial harvest of certain threatened species that would prevent that species from becoming endangered or extinct.

B. The Commissioner may permit the taking of a threatened species when the Board has determined that its abundance in the Commonwealth justifies a controlled harvest that is not in violation of federal laws or regulations. The Commissioner shall take the necessary action to conserve, protect, restore, or propagate threatened and endangered species.

1979, c. 372, § 3.1-1025; 1985, c. 326; 1989, c. 553; 1990, c. 369; 2008, c. 860.

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