4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-540-20 - Definition

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

The following words and terms, when used in the chapter, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"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.

"Trip" means that period during which the vessel shall have left a dockside landing place, relocated to waters where fishing for Spanish mackerel by the vessel is legally permitted, and returned to a dockside landing place.


4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-540-20
Derived from VR450-01-0070 § 2, eff. June 8, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. April 14, 1995; 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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