Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
A. It shall be unlawful for any boat or
vessel to land seafood in Virginia for commercial purposes without a Seafood
Landing License provided from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission or its
agent. The license shall be required of each boat or vessel used to land
seafood for commercial purposes. Possession of any quantity of a marine seafood
species which exceeds the recreational possession limit for that species shall
be presumed to be for commercial purposes. Any boat or vessel so licensed shall
display a Seafood Landing License decal provided by the Virginia Marine
Resources Commission. The decals shall be displayed on both the port and
starboard sides of the pilot house.
B. It shall be unlawful for any buyer of
seafood to receive any marine seafood from any boat or vessel which is not
licensed for the landing of seafood unless that boat or vessel is exempt from
the requirement to obtain a Seafood Landing License as described in this
C. Any boat or vessel
which is both owned and operated by a person who holds a valid Virginia
Commercial Fisherman Registration License shall be exempt from the requirement
to obtain a Seafood Landing License.
D. Any boat or vessel operated by a person
harvesting and landing marine seafood from the Potomac River who holds a valid
Potomac River Fisheries Commission commercial license shall be exempt from the
requirement to obtain a Seafood Landing License.
E. Any boat or vessel operated by a person
harvesting and landing marine seafood from leased ground or reharvesting marine
seafood as part of the shellfish relay process shall be exempt from the
requirements to obtain a Seafood Landing License.
4 Va. Admin.
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 13, Issue 1, eff. October 1, 1996; amended, Virginia Register
Volume 22, Issue 4, eff. December 1, 2005.
§ 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia.