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Code of Virginia
Title 28.2. Fisheries and Habitat of the Tidal Waters
Chapter 5. Oysters and Clams

§ 28.2-559. Removal of oysters planted by mistake.

When, by any resurvey of oyster-planting ground or survey reestablishing the lines of the Baylor survey made under the direction of the Commission, it appears that any holder, by mistake of any employee of the Commission, has had assigned to him and included in the plat of his assignment any portion of the public oyster beds, rocks, or shoals, the holder shall file a petition with the Commission for permission to remove such oysters or shells from such ground. The Commission may allow the holder a reasonable time, not exceeding three years, within which to remove such oysters, their progeny and their shells.

Code 1950, § 28-113; 1962, c. 406, § 28.1-104; 1987, c. 43; 1992, c. 836.

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.