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