4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-500-20 - Definition

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.

"Eel" or "eels," as described in this chapter, means the eel species Anguilla rostrata.

"Elver" means any eel of less than six inches in total length.

"Land" or "landing" means to enter port with eels on board any boat or vessel, to begin offloading eels, or to offload eels.

"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 § 20-500-20
Derived from VR450-01-0064 §2, eff. September 1, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2014; 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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