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Code of Virginia
Title 28.2. Fisheries and Habitat of the Tidal Waters
12/16/2018

Chapter 5. Oysters and ClamsRead Chapter

  • Article 2. Fishing for Oysters and Clams; Device RestrictionsRead all
  • § 28.2-506
    Season for taking oysters from public rocks; penalty
    § 28.2-507
    Opening and closing public rocks
    § 28.2-508
    Prohibited area for patent tongs; penalty
    § 28.2-509
    Maximum weight for patent tongs; teeth length; penalty
    § 28.2-510
    Buying, selling, or possessing unculled oysters; penalty
    § 28.2-511
    Culling oysters; penalty
    § 28.2-512
    Interfering with oyster inspections; penalty
    § 28.2-513
    Prima facie evidence of culling violation; defense
    § 28.2-514
    Possession of shucked oysters; penalty
    § 28.2-515
    Dredging or scraping on private ground; permit required
    § 28.2-516
    Oyster dredging or oyster dredging equipment on boat; penalty
    § 28.2-517
    Marking ground
    § 28.2-518
    Dredging for oysters in James River; penalty
    § 28.2-519
    Use of rakes or scrapes on ocean side of Eastern Shore; penalty
    § 28.2-520
    Use of hydraulic dredges prohibited; exceptions; penalty
    § 28.2-521
    Revocation of license or permit to dredge
    § 28.2-522
    Prima facie evidence of violation
    § 28.2-523
    Penalty
    § 28.2-524
    Taking oysters or clams in certain areas; limitations
    § 28.2-525
    Fishing in Chesapeake Bay immediately west of Tangier Island
    § 28.2-526
    Oyster measures; standards; penalty
    § 28.2-527
    Theft of oysters, clams, shells, etc.; penalty
    § 28.2-528
    Revocation of licenses for theft of oysters
    § 28.2-529
    Converting shells into lime; penalty
    § 28.2-530
    Taking oysters or loading on vessel on Sunday or at night; penalty
    § 28.2-531
    Taking clams on Sunday or at night; exception; penalty
    § 28.2-532
    Protection of oysters and clams of Virginia; labeling; penalty
    § 28.2-533
    Oysters on crab dredging boat; penalty
    § 28.2-534
    Possession of oysters while taking clams; penalty
    § 28.2-535
    Permit to buy or carry seed oysters from certain grounds; penalty
    § 28.2-536
    Taking clams in certain areas; penalty
    § 28.2-537
    Restriction on size of clams; penalty
  • Article 4. Surveys and ResurveysRead all
  • § 28.2-551
    Surveys and reports as conclusive evidence
    § 28.2-551.1
    Continuing or reestablishing historic Baylor Survey lines
    § 28.2-552
    Resurvey on motion of Commission or on application of citizens
    § 28.2-553
    Reestablishment of lines of Baylor survey; procedure; evidence of reestablished lines
    § 28.2-554
    Sale of Baylor survey charts and plats
    § 28.2-555
    Crossings of Baylor survey
    § 28.2-556
    Erosion control devices within the Baylor survey
    § 28.2-557
    Unlawful to threaten or hinder surveyor; rights of surveyor; penalty
    § 28.2-558
    Placing permanent markers
    § 28.2-559
    Removal of oysters planted by mistake
    § 28.2-560
    Larceny of oysters and shells; penalty
    § 28.2-561
    Removal of markers of planting grounds; penalty
    § 28.2-562
    Maps to be filed; evidential value