4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-450-20 - Recreational bluefish possession limits

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

A. It shall be unlawful for any person fishing recreationally to harvest or possess more than three bluefish, except as described in subsection B of this section. Any bluefish taken after the possession limit has been reached shall be returned to the water immediately.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person fishing from a charter or for-hire vessel to harvest or possess more than five bluefish. Any bluefish taken after the possession limit has been reached shall be returned to the water immediately.
C. When fishing from a boat or vessel where the entire catch is held in a common hold or container, the possession limit shall be for the boat or vessel and shall be equal to the number of persons on board who are legally eligible to fish multiplied by the personal possession limits as described in subsections A and B of this section. The captain or operator of the boat or vessel shall be responsible for any boat or vessel possession limit.

Notes

4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-450-20
Derived from VR450-01-0059 § 2, eff. July 1, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 8, eff. December 1, 1990; Volume 10, Issue 26, eff. September 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 14, 1995; Volume 14, Issue 3, eff. October 1, 1997.; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 25, eff. 8/1/2014; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 15, eff. 3/1/2020; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 23, eff. 7/1/2020.

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

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