4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-320-20 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Black Drum" means any fish of the species Pogonias cromis.

"COLREGS Line" means the COLREGS Demarcation Lines, as specified in Coastal Pilot, 35th and 36th editions by Lighthouse Press.

"Commercial Harvest" means any black drum taken from the tidal waters of Virginia by any harvesting method, including hook-and-line, and sold.

"Floating gill net" means any gill net that is suspended from the water surface and extends to a depth no more than midway between the water surface and bottom.

"Snout" means the most forward projection from a fish's head that includes the upper and lower jaw.

"Total length" means the length of a fish measured from the most forward projection of the snout, with the mouth closed, to the tip of the longer lobe of the tail (caudal) fin, measured with the tail compressed along the midline, using a straight-line measure, not measured over the curve of the body.


4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-320-20
Derived from VR450-01-0043 § 2, eff. May 5, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 14, 1995; Volume 21, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 2005; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 02, eff. 9/1/2018.

Statutory Authority: § 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.

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