Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
The annual total allowable Bay Cap
landings from the Chesapeake Bay by the purse seine menhaden reduction sector
shall not exceed 51,000 metric tons (112,435,754 pounds) and shall be subject
to annual adjustment for any overages as specified in subdivision 3 of this
1. It shall be unlawful for any
transfers of quota from other states to be applied to the Bay Cap to reduce any
2. It shall be unlawful
for any amount of unlanded menhaden quota under the Bay Cap each calendar year
to be rolled over or applied as credit for any subsequent calendar
3. Any annual menhaden
landings in excess of the current calendar year Bay Cap shall be deducted from
only the subsequent calendar year Bay Cap.
B. When it is projected that the purse seine
menhaden reduction sector has met the annual menhaden Bay Cap in the Chesapeake
Bay, based on mandatory daily landings reports, the commissioner shall promptly
notify the industry announcing the date of closure.
C. It shall be unlawful for any person to
harvest menhaden by purse seine for reduction purposes from the Chesapeake Bay
for the remainder of that calendar year after the commissioner has announced
the date of closure.
4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-1270-35
Register Volume 36, Issue 19, eff.
Register Volume 37, Issue 10, eff.
Register Volume 38, Issue 15, eff.
Statutory Authority: § 28.2-201 of the Code of