4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-910-40 - Gear restrictions

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

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, set, or fish any fish pot in Virginia tidal waters for the purposes of harvesting scup or to land in Virginia scup harvested by fish pots that are not constructed as follows:

1. With an escape vent of 2.25 inches square dimension or 3.1 inches diameter circular dimension; and
2. With hinges and fasteners on one panel or door made of one of the following materials:
a. Untreated hemp, jute, or cotton string of 3/16 inches diameter or smaller;
b. Magnesium alloy, timed float releases or similar magnesium alloy fasteners; or
c. Ungalvanized or uncoated iron wire of 0.094 inches diameter or smaller.


4 Va. Admin. Code § 20-910-40
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 20, eff. June 30, 1996; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 06, eff. 11/2/2018.

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

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