Code of Virginia

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Chapter 2.
General Provisions
Read Chapter

  • Article 1.
    Powers and Duties
    Read all
  • § 28.2-200
    § 28.2-201
    Authority of Commission to make regulations, establish licenses, and prepare fishery management plans; accept federal grants; enforcement; penalty for violation of regulation
    § 28.2-201.1
    Commission to administer grants to individuals transferring oysters to a state-managed sanctuary; fund
    § 28.2-202
    Commissioner; fishery powers
    § 28.2-203
    Commission to prepare fishery management plans; standards
    § 28.2-203.1
    Blue crab fishery management plan
    § 28.2-204
    Authority to collect fisheries statistics
    § 28.2-204.1
    Limited sale of gear licenses and permits; regulations
    § 28.2-205
    Scientific collection permits; penalty
    § 28.2-206
    Virginia Saltwater Sport Fishing Tournament
    § 28.2-207
    Tournament Advisory Committee continued
    § 28.2-208
    Marine Fishing Improvement Fund continued
    § 28.2-208.1
    Commercial Fishing Advisory Board established
    § 28.2-208.2
    Menhaden Management Advisory Committee established
  • Article 5.
    Licensing Generally
    Read all
  • § 28.2-225
    Fishing license required; penalty
    § 28.2-226
    Exemptions from licensing requirements
    § 28.2-226.1
    Recreational gear license required
    § 28.2-226.2
    Commission to establish requirements for commercial gear licenses used for recreational purposes
    § 28.2-227
    Special nonresident harvester's license; fee and oath; revocation; penalty
    § 28.2-228
    Licenses for purchase of fish, shellfish, or marine organisms from the catcher; fee
    § 28.2-228.1
    Seafood landing licenses
    § 28.2-229
    When licenses terminate; proration and refund not permitted
    § 28.2-230
    Penalty for false statements or altering a fishing license; penalty
    § 28.2-231
    Exhibition of license; display to officers; penalty
    § 28.2-232
    Revocation of licenses
  • Article 6.
    Marking of Boats, Nets and Other Devices
    Read all
  • § 28.2-233
    License tags or identification generally
    § 28.2-234
    License tags and identification numbers to be fastened; penalty
    § 28.2-235
    Duty to apply for new tag in case of loss; penalty
    § 28.2-236
    Seizure of unmarked devices
    § 28.2-237
    Removal of abandoned pole or stake; revocation of licenses for failure to remove stakes
    § 28.2-238
    Concealing name or number of vessel; penalty
    § 28.2-239
    Exemptions from article
  • Article 8.
    Fishery Resource Grant Program
    Read all
  • § 28.2-245
    Fishery Resource Grant Fund established; purpose; Consortium to award grants
    § 28.2-246
    Fishery Resource Grant Advisory Board established; membership; duties
    § 28.2-247
    Graduate Marine Science Consortium to submit report