Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
shall be unlawful for any person to possess more than 10 channeled whelk that
measure less than 5-1/2 inches in length in any inspected basket, except as
described in subsection D of this section.
B. Any police officer may fill one basket
with channeled whelk for inspection from a single container or from within a
vehicle, trailer, or the inside open part of the boat. The officer may inspect
multiple baskets but must finish inspecting a basket before inspecting another.
In the event the officer cannot fill a basket from a single container, the
officer may fill the basket from any other single container in order to
determine any violation of the possession limit of sublegal size channeled
C. Those undersized whelk in
excess of the allowance level, as described in subsection A of this section,
shall be returned immediately to the water alive.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit the
possession of sublegal size channeled whelk imported from other states or
jurisdictions, provided the following conditions are met:
1. Such imports shall have been landed in
another state or jurisdiction and shall not have been imported into Virginia by
imported channeled whelk are accompanied by a bill of sale that shall include
the name of the seller, address and phone number of the seller, the license
number of the seller if such license is required in the jurisdiction of
harvest, the date of sale, and the quantity of channeled whelk purchased under
the bill of sale.
4 Va. Admin.
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 12, Issue 18, eff. April 30, 1996; amended, Virginia Register
Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. May 1, 1997; Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 24,
eff. August 1, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 25, eff. August 5, 1998; Volume 17, Issue
1, eff. September 21, 2000; Volume 17, Issue 16, eff. April 1, 2001; Amended,
Register Volume 35, Issue 17, eff.
Statutory Authority: §
of the Code of Virginia.