4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-560-50 - Time of day and harvest restrictions

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

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest clams by patent tong from the Poquoson River Shellfish Management Area before sunrise or after 2 p.m.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest clams by patent tong from the Back River Shellfish Management Area before sunrise or after 4 p.m.
C. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest clams by patent tong from either the Poquoson River Shellfish Management Area, Newport News Shellfish Management Area, or Back River Shellfish Management Area on Saturday or Sunday.
D. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest any shellfish from the James River Broodstock Management Area, Back River Reef Broodstock Management Area, Middle Ground Light Broodstock Management Area, York Spit Reef Broodstock Management Area, or York River Broodstock Management Area at any time.
E. It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest clams by patent tong from the Newport News Shellfish Management Area before sunrise or after 2 p.m.
F. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any amount of hard clams from the Newport News Shellfish Management Area that consists of more than 2.0% by number of clams, which can be passed through a 1-3/8 inch inside diameter culling ring. The 2.0% allowance shall be measured by the marine police officer from each container or pile of clams.

Notes

4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-560-50
Derived from VR450-01-0073 §5, eff. September 9, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 14, eff. March 9, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 3, eff. October 3, 1996; Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 7, eff. December 1, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 7, eff. December 1, 2000; Volume 18, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 2002; Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. April 28, 2006; Volume 29, Issue 2, eff. September 1, 2012; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. 8/1/2015.

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

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