Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
To qualify for limited entry to the purse
seine menhaden bait sector, the person shall:
1. Have held a purse seine license in 2011
and landed menhaden in Virginia in 2009, 2010, and 2011, while using purse
seine gear to harvest menhaden in one of those three years; and
2. Provide the commission receipts and
landings reports or other requested reports as proof of landings and gear usage
to demonstrate that the criteria described in subdivision 1 of this subsection
have been met.
commission shall establish an individual transferable quota (ITQ) system for
each purse seine menhaden bait licensee who meets the limited entry
requirements in subsection A of this section. The quota for this sector will be
allocated according to each qualified licensee's rounded percentage share of
the average of the 2007 through 2011 menhaden landings.
C. Each licensee qualified under the ITQ
system may transfer quota to another licensee's ITQ upon approval of the
D. The season for
vessels with a gross weight of less than 70 tons that use purse seine nets to
take or catch menhaden for purposes other than use as fish meal or oil shall be
from the first Monday in March up to, but not including, the first Monday in
4 Va. Admin.
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 29, Issue 17, eff. April 1, 2013; Amended,
Register Volume 36, Issue 19, eff.
Statutory Authority: §
of the Code of Virginia.