Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to set
any gill net or nonfixed finfishing device and let said net or device remain
B. If, upon visual
observation, any Marine Patrol Officer determines on reasonable evidence that
any gill net or nonfixed finfishing device has not been fished, he shall notify
the licensee as established in subsection C of this section, and if the
licensee fails to fish or remove said gill net or nonfixed finfishing device
within 24 hours after notification, the licensee shall be guilty of a violation
of this chapter and the Marine Patrol Officer is authorized to confiscate said
gill net or nonfixed finfishing device.
C. A verbal warning by a Marine Patrol
Officer to the licensee by telephone or in person, or the placement of a
warning tag on the gill net or nonfixed device adjacent to the license tag
shall constitute notification to the licensee of a potential violation. Warning
tags shall explain that the gear must be fished or removed from the water
within 24 hours or the gear will be confiscated.
4 Va. Admin.
VR450-01-0072 § 2, eff. June 8, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume
11, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1995.
§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.