Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
A. It shall be unlawful for any individual to
harvest, take, catch, possess, or land any eels from September 1 through
December 31 from any commercial gear, except from pots and traps.
B. It shall be unlawful for any individual
legally licensed as a commercial seafood buyer to purchase or receive any
quantity of eel landed in Virginia by any legally licensed harvester without
first obtaining an Eel Buyer Permit from the commission.
C. It shall be unlawful for any individual to
self-market any eels to any person or business unless that individual possesses
a current eel self-market permit obtained from the commission.
D. It shall be unlawful for any eel
self-market permittee to fail to report daily landing records of eels to the
commission. These reports shall be completed in full and submitted monthly to
the Marine Resources Commission no later than the fifth day of the following
E. It shall be unlawful for
any eel buyer permittee permitted to purchase or receive eels landed in
Virginia to fail to provide written reports to the Marine Resources Commission
of daily purchases and harvest information on forms provided by the commission.
Each eel buyer permittee will provide the commission the date of purchase, the
harvester's Commercial Fisherman Registration License number, weight of eels
purchased, and gear type. These reports shall be completed in full and
submitted monthly to the Marine Resources Commission no later than the fifth
day of the following month.
4 Va. Admin.
Derived From Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue
10, eff. January 1, 2014; Amended,
Register Volume 31, Issue 10, eff. 1/1/2015.
Statutory Authority: § 28.2-201 of the Code of