4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-910-20 - 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.

"Scup" means any fish of the species Stenotomus chrysops, commonly referred to as porgy.

"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.

"Virginia Summer period quota" means Virginia's 0.165% share of the annual coastwide commercial scup Summer period quota managed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.


4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-910-20
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 20, eff. June 30, 1996; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 02, eff. 9/1/2018; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 23, eff. 7/1/2020.

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

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