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Code of Virginia
Title 28.2. Fisheries and Habitat of the Tidal Waters
Chapter 8. Health and Sanitation Provisions

§ 28.2-811. Permits for transporting, relaying or depurating; revocation.

A. Permits for transporting and relaying shall only be issued to (i) persons that catch shellfish from condemned areas and that want to move such shellfish to an approved area and (ii) those persons who buy shellfish from condemned areas from the catcher and who transport or relay the shellfish to approved grounds. Permits for transporting shellfish for depuration in a facility approved by the State Health Commissioner shall be issued only to persons who purchase from the catcher or catch shellfish taken from certain condemned areas identified by the State Health Commissioner.

B. Upon evidence of a permit holder offering for sale and not planting shellfish from condemned areas, the Commissioner of Marine Resources shall promptly revoke all permits held by such person.

C. The special permit, after having been issued, may be revoked at any time by the Commissioner of Marine Resources, when in his judgment, it is in the best interest of the industry. Any person having his permit revoked may demand a hearing before the Marine Resources Commission at its next scheduled meeting.

Code 1950, § 28-162.1; 1960, c. 517; 1962, c. 406, § 28.1-179; 1966, c. 684; 1968, c. 745; 1979, c. 274; 1981, c. 52; 1986, c. 184; 1988, c. 600; 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.