4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-490-48 - Smooth dogfish commercial quota and harvest limitations

A. During each calendar year, total allowable commercial landings of smooth dogfish shall be limited to a quota in dressed weight calculated pursuant to the Interstate Coastal Sharks Fishery Management Plan.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, harvest, or possess aboard any vessel or to land in Virginia any smooth dogfish harvested from federal waters once the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has determined and announced that 80% of the smooth dogfish coastwide quota has been harvested.
C. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest or to land in Virginia any smooth dogfish for commercial purposes after the quota specified in subsection A of this section has been landed and announced as such.
D. Any smooth dogfish harvested from state waters or federal waters for commercial purposes shall only be sold to a federally permitted dealer.
E. It shall be unlawful for any buyer of seafood to receive any smooth dogfish harvested from federal waters once NOAA Fisheries has determined and announced that 80% of the smooth dogfish coastwide quota has been harvested.
F. It shall be unlawful for any buyer of seafood to receive any smooth dogfish after the commercial quota specified in subsection A of this section has been attained and announced as such.

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4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-490-48
Derived From Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 17, eff. 4/1/2016; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 19, eff. 5/1/2018; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 17, eff. 4/1/2022.

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

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