Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
prohibited fishing zone around any pound net shall consist of that area bounded
by two straight lines, 125 feet from the left and right sides of the centerline
of the pound net, which extend parallel with the longest axis of the net from
the channelward end of the head of the net to the shoreward end of the leader
of the net.
B. It shall be unlawful
for any person fishing from a boat or vessel to anchor, drift, troll, or
otherwise fish within, or to cast into the prohibited fishing zone of any pound
net which is marked according to the provisions of subsection C of this
section. Further, it shall be unlawful for any person to take or harvest crabs
from any part of a pound net which is marked according to the provisions of
subsection C of this section unless such person has the written permission of
the owner of the pound net.
the owner of a pound net intends that the prohibited fishing zone be enforced
around his pound net, that owner shall mark his net with flags placed at each
end of the net, one at the channelward end of the head of the net and one at
the shoreward end of the leader of the net. Each flag shall be of blaze-orange
color, 12 inches high and 12 inches wide, and shall be supported by a mast of
sufficient size to maintain the bottom of the flag at least four feet above the
surface of the water.
D. It shall
be unlawful for any person to tamper with any flag marking the prohibited
fishing zone of any pound net.
It shall be unlawful for any person to tie, fasten or secure any boat or vessel
to any pole, stake, netting or any other part of a pound net or staked gill
net, except during the normal lawful fishing of such nets by the licensee, his
crew or agent.
4 Va. Admin.
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 15, Issue 5, eff. October 28, 1998; amended, Virginia Register
Volume 15, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1999.
§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.