Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
A. A fixed fishing
device shall be perpendicular to the shoreline insofar as possible.
B. In determining compliance with the
requirements prescribing minimum distances between fixed fishing devices,
measurement shall be made from the center line of each device.
An applicant shall state the desired
length of the fixed fishing device, which shall not exceed the maximum limit
prescribed by law. Such length shall be stated on any license issued by the
officer. A licensee may apply for a new license to include a greater length
provided such additional length does not make the device exceed the maximum
legal length or the legal requirement of a minimum distance between successive
fishing structures in the same row. In the event a licensee fishes a length
less than that stated on the license, the unfished length shall be subject to
the provisions of
Any offshore pound net, licensed and
fished in Virginia tidal waters located within the Bottlenose Dolphin Pound Net
Regulated Area, shall be equipped with a modified pound net leader as defined
E. It shall be unlawful to set, fish, or fail
to remove a modified pound net leader, unless the pound net licensee has
completed modified pound net leader compliance training and possesses onboard
the vessel a valid modified pound net leader compliance training certificate
issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
It shall be unlawful to set, fish, or fail
to remove pound net gear in the Bottlenose Pound Net Regulated Area or Pound
Net Regulated Area II unless it has all three continuous sections, as defined
, except that one or
more sections may be missing for a maximum period of 10 days for purposes of
setting, removing, or repairing pound nets.
4 Va. Admin.
VR450-01-0004 § 3, eff. January 23, 1985; amended, Virginia Register
Volume 10, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 7,
1995; Volume 26, Issue 6, eff. November 1, 2009; Volume 26, Issue 21, eff. July
Register Volume 31, Issue 17, eff. 4/1/2015.
Statutory Authority: § 28.2-201 of the Code of