4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-751-15 - Definitions

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

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

"Assateague Island Small-Mesh Gill Net Area" shall consist of all tidal waters of Virginia's portion of the federal territorial sea that are bounded by a line beginning in Accomack County from a point at the mean low water line at the southwestern most tip of Fishing Point, at the mouth of Chincoteague Inlet, at Latitude 37-52.34584 N., Longitude 75-24.02333 W.; thence southwesterly 1,500 feet to a point at Latitude 37-52.19158 N., Longitude 75-24.26693 W.; thence in a line towards Chincoteague Shoals maintaining a distance of 1,500 feet from the mean low water line to a point northeast of Chincoteague Shoals at Latitude 37-51.12484 N., Longitude 75-22.23021 W.; thence westerly to a point at Latitude 37-51.30530 N., Longitude 75-22.44331 W.; thence along the mean low water line in a southerly and then westerly direction to the point of beginning.

"Restricted areas" means sections within the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay as follows:

1. In James River, those tidal waters upstream of a line connecting Willoughby Spit and Old Point Comfort;

2. In Back River, those tidal waters upstream of a line connecting Factory Point and Plumtree Point;

3. In Poquoson River, those tidal waters upstream of a line connecting Marsh Point and Tue Point;

4. In York River, those tidal waters upstream of a line connecting Tue Point and Guinea Marshes;

5. In Mobjack Bay, those tidal waters upstream of a line connecting Guinea Marshes and New Point Comfort;

6. In Milford Haven, those tidal waters upstream of a line connecting Rigby Island and Sandy Point;

7. In Piankatank River, those tidal waters upstream of a line connecting Cherry Point and Stingray Point; and

8. In Rappahannock River, those tidal waters upstream of a line connecting Stingray Point to Windmill Point.

"Small-mesh gill net" means any gill net with a stretched mesh of equal to or less than five inches.

"Unattended gill net" means any gill net set in Virginia tidal waters, described in 4VAC20-751-20 E, that is located more than one mile from the licensee of that gill net.

Notes

4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-751-15
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 15, eff. March 1, 2008; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 01, eff. 8/27/2014; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 15, eff. 3/1/2021.

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

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