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Code of Virginia
Title 28.2. Fisheries and Habitat of the Tidal Waters
Chapter 2. General Provisions
8/15/2022

§ 28.2-225. Fishing license required; penalty.

It shall be unlawful to fish in the tidal waters of the Commonwealth or those waters under the joint jurisdiction of the Commonwealth without first obtaining the required license, subject to the exemptions set out in § 28.2-226.

Any person who violates this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Code 1950, §§ 28-42, 28-43, 28-61, 28-66; 1960, c. 517; 1962, c. 406, §§ 28.1-47, 28.1-48, 28.1-59, 28.1-64; 1966, cc. 684, 695; 1968, c. 748; 1972, c. 833; 1973, c. 21; 1974, c. 313; 1976, c. 392; 1978, cc. 347, 358; 1979, c. 274; 1980, c. 605; 1981, cc. 61, 525; 1982, c. 461; 1983, c. 307; 1988, c. 710; 1990, c. 445; 1992, cc. 493, 503, 836, 895.

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.