4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-500-50 - Minimum mesh size

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

A. It shall be unlawful for any individual to place, set, or fish any eel pot in Virginia tidal waters which has a mesh less than 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch.
B. It shall be unlawful for any individual to place, set, or fish any 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch mesh rectangular or square eel pot unless such pot contains at least one unrestricted 4-inch by 4-inch escape panel consisting of 1/2-inch by 1-inch mesh. In addition, it shall be unlawful for any individual to place, set, or fish any 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch mesh cylindrical eel pot unless such pot contains at least one unrestricted 4-inch square escape panel of 1/2-inch by 1-inch mesh.

Notes

4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-500-50
Derived from VR450-01-0064 §5, eff. September 1, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 14, eff. March 1, 1997; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2014

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

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