Agency 20 - MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION

  1. Chapter 10 - PERTAINING TO FISHING IN BROAD AND LINKHORN BAYS (§ 4VAC20-10-10 to 4VAC20-10-30)
  2. Chapter 20 - PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF FIXED FISHING DEVICES (§ 4VAC20-20-10 to 4VAC20-20-90)
  3. Chapter 25 - PERTAINING TO POUND NET SITING PUBLIC INTEREST REVIEW (§ 4VAC20-25-10 to 4VAC20-25-40)
  4. Chapter 30 - PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF CRAB TRAPS AND POUNDS (REPEALED) (§ 4VAC20-30-10 to 4VAC20-30-40)
  5. Chapter 40 - REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CRAB CATCH LIMITS [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-40-10 to 4VAC20-40-40)
  6. Chapter 50 - PERTAINING TO TAKING OR CATCHING OF OYSTERS [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-50-10 to 4VAC20-50-30)
  7. Chapter 60 - PERTAINING TO THE DISPLAY OF LICENSES TO CATCH FINFISH OR CRABS (§ 4VAC20-60-10 to 4VAC20-60-30)
  8. Chapter 70 - PERTAINING TO THE HARVESTING OF CLAMS (Part I to V)
  9. Chapter 80 - PERTAINING TO THE SETTING OF FISHING DEVICES PROXIMATE TO CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL (§ 4VAC20-80-10 to 4VAC20-80-40)
  10. Chapter 90 - PERTAINING TO DREDGING FOR CRABS [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-90-10 to 4VAC20-90-30)
  11. Chapter 100 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF CLAMS ON SEASIDE OF EASTERN SHORE (§ 4VAC20-100-10 to 4VAC20-100-30)
  12. Chapter 110 - PERTAINING TO LOBSTERS (§ 4VAC20-110-10 to 4VAC20-110-70)
  13. Chapter 120 - PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF A PUBLIC NOTICE ON APPLICATIONS TO ENCROACH IN, ON OR OVER SUBAQUEOUS LANDS OF THE COMMONWEALTH (§ 4VAC20-120-10 to 4VAC20-120-40)
  14. Chapter 130 - PERTAINING TO PROHIBITED AREAS FOR USE OF PATENT TONGS (§ 4VAC20-130-10 to 4VAC20-130-40)
  15. Chapter 140 - PERTAINING TO IDENTIFICATION OF CRAB POTS, PEELER POTS, EEL POTS, AND FISH POTS (§ 4VAC20-140-10 to 4VAC20-140-30)
  16. Chapter 150 - PERTAINING TO THE DREDGING OF CONCHS (ALSO KNOWN AS WHELKS) (§ 4VAC20-150-10 to 4VAC20-150-100)
  17. Chapter 160 - PERTAINING TO THE LEASING OF OYSTER PLANTING GROUND [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-160-10 to 4VAC20-160-30)
  18. Chapter 170 - PERTAINING TO THE REMOVAL OF NETS (§ 4VAC20-170-10 to 4VAC20-170-40)
  19. Chapter 180 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF EELS AND ELVERS [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-180-10)
  20. Chapter 190 - PERTAINING TO MEASURING MESH SIZE OF MENHADEN NETS (§ 4VAC20-190-10 to 4VAC20-190-50)
  21. Chapter 200 - PERTAINING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING OYSTER TRANSACTIONS AND PAYMENT OF TAXES [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-200-10 to 4VAC20-200-50)
  22. Chapter 210 - PERTAINING TO THE DREDGING FOR OYSTERS [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-210-10 to 4VAC20-210-40)
  23. Chapter 220 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF FINFISH BY GILL NETS (§ 4VAC20-220-10 to 4VAC20-220-30)
  24. Chapter 230 - PERTAINING TO THE HARVESTING OF SURF CLAMS (§ 4VAC20-230-10 to 4VAC20-230-60)
  25. Chapter 240 - PERTAINING TO THE TANGIER ISLAND CRAB SCRAPE SANCTUARY (§ 4VAC20-240-10 to 4VAC20-240-30)
  26. Chapter 250 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-250-10 to 4VAC20-250-230)
  27. Chapter 251 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-251-10 to 4VAC20-251-230)
  28. Chapter 252 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS (§ 4VAC20-252-10 to 4VAC20-252-230)
  29. Chapter 260 - PERTAINING TO DESIGNATION OF SEED AREAS AND CLEAN CULL AREAS (§ 4VAC20-260-10 to 4VAC20-260-60)
  30. Chapter 270 - PERTAINING TO BLUE CRAB FISHERY (§ 4VAC20-270-10 to 4VAC20-270-60)
  31. Chapter 280 - PERTAINING TO SPEAKING TROUT (§ 4VAC20-280-10 to 4VAC20-280-60)
  32. Chapter 290 - MARKING OF LEASED OYSTER PLANTING GROUND (§ 4VAC20-290-10 to 4VAC20-290-60)
  33. Chapter 300 - PERTAINING TO CRAB CATCH LIMITS [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-300-10 to 4VAC20-300-30)
  34. Chapter 310 - PERTAINING TO THE RELAYING OF SHELLFISH (§ 4VAC20-310-10)
  35. Chapter 320 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF BLACK DRUM (§ 4VAC20-320-10 to 4VAC20-320-90)
  36. Chapter 330 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF SHELLFISH FROM CONDEMNED AREAS (§ 4VAC20-330-10 to 4VAC20-330-40)
  37. Chapter 333 - VIRGINIA GENERAL PERMIT #1 (VGP#1) FOR PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN, ON OR OVER STATE-OWNED SUBAQUEOUS LANDS ANYWHERE WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH (§ 4VAC20-333-10 to 4VAC20-333-40)
  38. Chapter 335 - PERTAINING TO ON-BOTTOM SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE ACTIVITIES (§ 4VAC20-335-10 to 4VAC20-335-40)
  39. Chapter 336 - GENERAL PERMIT NO. 3 PERTAINING TO NONCOMMERCIAL RIPARIAN SHELLFISH GROWING ACTIVITIES (§ 4VAC20-336-10 to 4VAC20-336-40)
  40. Chapter 337 - SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION (SAV) TRANSPLANTATION GUIDELINES (§ 4VAC20-337-10 to 4VAC20-337-30)
  41. Chapter 340 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES (§ 4VAC20-340-10 to 4VAC20-340-40)
  42. Chapter 345 - GENERAL WETLANDS PERMIT FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS (§ 4VAC20-345-10 to 4VAC20-345-40)
  43. Chapter 350 - PERTAINING TO PROHIBITING THE SALE OF BILLFISH (§ 4VAC20-350-10 to 4VAC20-350-40)
  44. Chapter 360 - CRITERIA FOR THE SITING OF MARINAS OR COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR BOAT MOORING (§ 4VAC20-360-10)
  45. Chapter 370 - PERTAINING TO THE CULLING OF CRABS (§ 4VAC20-370-10 to 4VAC20-370-30)
  46. Chapter 380 - PERTAINING TO GREY TROUT (WEAKFISH) (§ 4VAC20-380-10 to 4VAC20-380-70)
  47. Chapter 390 - WETLANDS MITIGATION - COMPENSATION POLICY (§ 4VAC20-390-10 to 4VAC20-390-50)
  48. Chapter 395 - GENERAL PERMIT FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (§ 4VAC20-395-10 to 4VAC20-395-40)
  49. Chapter 398 - BALLAST WATER DISCHARGE REPORTING (§ 4VAC20-398-10 to 4VAC20-398-80)
  50. Chapter 400 - CRITERIA FOR THE PLACEMENT OF SANDY DREDGED MATERIAL ALONG BEACHES IN THE COMMONWEALTH (§ 4VAC20-400-10 to 4VAC20-400-50)
  51. Chapter 410 - PERTAINING TO THE USE OF PATENT TONGS (§ 4VAC20-410-10 to 4VAC20-410-50)
  52. Chapter 420 - [Repealed] (§ 4VAC20-420-10 to 4VAC20-420-30)
  53. Chapter 430 - PERTAINING TO THE MARKING AND MINIMUM MESH SIZE OF GILL NETS (§ 4VAC20-430-10 to 4VAC20-430-80)
  54. Chapter 440 - COASTAL PRIMARY SAND DUNE/BEACHES GUIDELINES: BARRIER ISLAND POLICY (§ 4VAC20-440-10)
  55. Chapter 450 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF BLUEFISH (§ 4VAC20-450-10 to 4VAC20-450-40)
  56. Chapter 460 - PERTAINING TO THE USE OF CRAB TRAPS AND POUNDS (§ 4VAC20-460-10 to 4VAC20-460-60)
  57. Chapter 470 - PERTAINING TO HAMPTON ROADS MANAGEMENT AREA (§ 4VAC20-470-10 to 4VAC20-470-40)
  58. Chapter 480 - PERTAINING TO EASTERN SHORE BAYSIDE MANAGEMENT AREAS (§ 4VAC20-480-10 to 4VAC20-480-30)
  59. Chapter 490 - PERTAINING TO SHARKS (§ 4VAC20-490-10 to 4VAC20-490-70)
  60. Chapter 500 - PERTAINING TO THE CATCHING OF EELS (§ 4VAC20-500-10 to 4VAC20-500-60)
  61. Chapter 510 - PERTAINING TO AMBERJACK AND COBIA (§ 4VAC20-510-10 to 4VAC20-510-40)
  62. Chapter 520 - PERTAINING TO THE USE OF PATENT TONGS (§ 4VAC20-520-10 to 4VAC20-520-30)
  63. Chapter 530 - PERTAINING TO AMERICAN SHAD (§ 4VAC20-530-10 to 4VAC20-530-40)
  64. Chapter 540 - PERTAINING TO SPANISH AND KING MACKEREL (§ 4VAC20-540-10 to 4VAC20-540-60)
  65. Chapter 550 - PERTAINING TO THE REMOVAL OF GILL NETS AND OTHER NONFIXED FINFISHING GEAR (§ 4VAC20-550-10 to 4VAC20-550-30)
  66. Chapter 560 - PERTAINING TO SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREAS (§ 4VAC20-560-10 to 4VAC20-560-60)
  67. Chapter 561 - PERTAINING TO THE HAMPTON FLATS HARD CLAM HARVEST AREA (§ 4VAC20-561-10 to 4VAC20-561-50)
  68. Chapter 566 - PERTAINING TO THE HAMPTON ROADS SHELLFISH RELAY AREA (§ 4VAC20-566-10 to 4VAC20-566-50)
  69. Chapter 570 - PERTAINING TO THE USE OF FIREARMS TO TAKE FISH (§ 4VAC20-570-10 to 4VAC20-570-30)
  70. Chapter 580 - PERTAINING TO THE ALTERATION OF FINFISH (§ 4VAC20-580-10 to 4VAC20-580-40)
  71. Chapter 590 - PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF HARD CLAMS (§ 4VAC20-590-10 to 4VAC20-590-50)
  72. Chapter 600 - PERTAINING TO POUND NET LICENSE SALES (§ 4VAC20-600-10 to 4VAC20-600-50)
  73. Chapter 610 - PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL FISHING AND MANDATORY HARVEST REPORTING (§ 4VAC20-610-10)
  74. Chapter 620 - PERTAINING TO SUMMER FLOUNDER (§ 4VAC20-620-10 to 4VAC20-620-80)
  75. Chapter 630 - [Reserved]
  76. Chapter 650 - ESTABLISHMENT OF OYSTER SANCTUARY AREAS (§ 4VAC20-650-10 to 4VAC20-650-40)
  77. Chapter 660 - [Reserved]
  78. Chapter 670 - PERTAINING TO RECREATIONAL GEAR LICENSES (§ 4VAC20-670-10 to 4VAC20-670-60)
  79. Chapter 680 - PERTAINING TO GILL NETS (§ 4VAC20-680-10 to 4VAC20-680-40)
  80. Chapter 690 - [Reserved]
  81. Chapter 700 - PERTAINING TO CRAB POTS (§ 4VAC20-700-10 to 4VAC20-700-30)
  82. Chapter 710 - Reserved
  83. Chapter 720 - PERTAINING TO RESTRICTION ON OYSTER HARVEST (§ 4VAC20-720-10 to 4VAC20-720-110:1)
  84. Chapter 730 - PERTAINING TO NONRESIDENT HARVESTERS LICENSE FEE (§ 4VAC20-730-10 to 4VAC20-730-40)
  85. Chapter 740 - PERTAINING TO THE SNAGGING OF FISH (§ 4VAC20-740-10 to 4VAC20-740-30)
  86. Chapter 750 - PERTAINING TO CRAB DREDGE LICENSE SALES [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-750-10 to 4VAC20-750-50)
  87. Chapter 751 - PERTAINING TO THE SETTING AND MESH SIZE OF GILL NETS (§ 4VAC20-751-10 to 4VAC20-751-30)
  88. Chapter 752 - PERTAINING TO BLUE CRAB SANCTUARIES (§ 4VAC20-752-10 to 4VAC20-752-40)
  89. Chapter 753 - [Reserved]
  90. Chapter 754 - PERTAINING TO IMPORTATION OF FISH, SHELLFISH OR CRUSTACEA INTO VIRGINIA'S WATERS (§ 4VAC20-754-10 to 4VAC20-754-40)
  91. Chapter 755 - PERTAINING TO ARTIFICIAL REEFS (§ 4VAC20-755-10 to 4VAC20-755-40)
  92. Chapter 756 TO 760 - Reserved
  93. Chapter 770 - PIANKATANK RIVER MANAGEMENT AREA (§ 4VAC20-770-10 to 4VAC20-770-50)
  94. Chapter 780 - PATENT TONG RESTRICTIONS (§ 4VAC20-780-10 to 4VAC20-780-70)
  95. Chapter 790 - OPEN PUBLIC OYSTER ROCKS, POCOMOKE SOUND (§ 4VAC20-790-10 to 4VAC20-790-50)
  96. Chapter 800 - LOADING AND UNLOADING POINTS FOR RELAYED SHELLFISH [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-800-10 to 4VAC20-800-20)
  97. Chapter 810 - OPENING OF JOHN EAST TURN AND POYNTER ROCKS AND CLOSING BEASELEY BAY ROCK AND DEEP CREEK CHANNEL, BUOY NO. 7 (§ 4VAC20-810-10 to 4VAC20-810-50)
  98. Chapter 820 - UNLOADING POINTS FOR RELAYED SHELLFISH [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-820-10 to 4VAC20-820-20)
  99. Chapter 830 - A CHANGE IN THE OYSTER CULL SIZE FOR OYSTERS HARVESTED FROM RUSS ROCK, RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER (§ 4VAC20-830-10 to 4VAC20-830-50)
  100. Chapter 840 - UNLOADING POINT FOR RELAYING SHELLFISH [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-840-10 to 4VAC20-840-20)
  101. Chapter 850 - EXPANSION OF THE JAIL ISLAND CLEAN CULL AREA (§ 4VAC20-850-10 to 4VAC20-850-40)
  102. Chapter 860 - A CHANGE IN THE OYSTER CULL SIZE FOR OYSTERS HARVESTED FROM LITTLE CARTERS ROCK, RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER (§ 4VAC20-860-10 to 4VAC20-860-50)
  103. Chapter 870 - UNLOADING POINT FOR RELAYING SHELLFISH [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-870-10 to 4VAC20-870-20)
  104. Chapter 880 - PERTAINING TO HARD CRAB POT LIMITS (§ 4VAC20-880-10 to 4VAC20-880-60)
  105. Chapter 890 - PERTAINING TO CHANNELED WHELK (§ 4VAC20-890-10 to 4VAC20-890-60)
  106. Chapter 900 - PERTAINING TO HORSESHOE CRAB (§ 4VAC20-900-10)
  107. Chapter 910 - PERTAINING TO SCUP (PORGY) (§ 4VAC20-910-10 to 4VAC20-910-50)
  108. Chapter 920 - PERTAINING TO LANDING LICENSES (§ 4VAC20-920-10 to 4VAC20-920-50)
  109. Chapter 950 - PERTAINING TO BLACK SEA BASS (§ 4VAC20-950-10 to 4VAC20-950-80)
  110. Chapter 960 - PERTAINING TO TAUTOG (§ 4VAC20-960-10 to 4VAC20-960-60)
  111. Chapter 970 - PERTAINING TO SPADEFISH (§ 4VAC20-970-10 to 4VAC20-970-40)
  112. Chapter 980 - PERTAINING TO ON-SHORE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF SHELLFISH FROM CONDEMNED AREAS (§ 4VAC20-980-10 to 4VAC20-980-40)
  113. Chapter 995 - PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL HOOK-AND-LINE FISHING (§ 4VAC20-995-10 to 4VAC20-995-50)
  114. Chapter 1000 - PERTAINING TO DREDGING IN SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION (§ 4VAC20-1000-10 to 4VAC20-1000-40)
  115. Chapter 1020 - PERTAINING TO BAY SCALLOPS (§ 4VAC20-1020-10 to 4VAC20-1020-40)
  116. Chapter 1030 - MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE UNGRANTED STATE LANDS IN ACCOMACK AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTIES (§ 4VAC20-1030-10 to 4VAC20-1030-40)
  117. Chapter 1040 - PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL CRAB FISHERY LICENSES (§ 4VAC20-1040-10 to 4VAC20-1040-40)
  118. Chapter 1045 - PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREAS (§ 4VAC20-1045-10 to 4VAC20-1045-30)
  119. Chapter 1050 - PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREA - HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES/NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING COMPANY (§ 4VAC20-1050-10 to 4VAC20-1050-30)
  120. Chapter 1060 - PERTAINING TO ENLARGEMENT OF ESTABLISHED RESTRICTED AREA - DOMINION POWER/NUCLEAR POWER STATION (§ 4VAC20-1060-10 to 4VAC20-1060-30:1)
  121. Chapter 1065 - PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREAS (§ 4VAC20-1065-10 to 4VAC20-1065-40)
  122. Chapter 1070 - PERTAINING TO HAUL SEINES (§ 4VAC20-1070-10 to 4VAC20-1070-50)
  123. Chapter 1080 - PERTAINING TO MONKFISH (GOOSEFISH) (§ 4VAC20-1080-10 to 4VAC20-1080-50)
  124. Chapter 1090 - PERTAINING TO LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND LICENSE FEES (§ 4VAC20-1090-10 to 4VAC20-1090-40)
  125. Chapter 1100 - PERTAINING TO SHELLFISH HANDLING (§ 4VAC20-1100-10 to 4VAC20-1100-30)
  126. Chapter 1110 - PERTAINING TO SHEEPSHEAD (§ 4VAC20-1110-10 to 4VAC20-1110-50)
  127. Chapter 1120 - PERTAINING TO TILEFISH AND GROUPER (§ 4VAC20-1120-10 to 4VAC20-1120-50)
  128. Chapter 1130 - GENERAL PERMIT NO. 4 FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURES FOR SHELLFISH (§ 4VAC20-1130-10 to 4VAC20-1130-70)
  129. Chapter 1140 - PROHIBITION OF CRAB DREDGING IN VIRGINIA WATERS (§ 4VAC20-1140-10 to 4VAC20-1140-30)
  130. Chapter 1150 - PERTAINING TO CHARTER BOAT AND HEAD BOAT FISHERIES (REPEALED) (§ 4VAC20-1150-10 to 4VAC20-1150-20)
  131. Chapter 1170 - REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OF FISH FROM THE CATCHER (§ 4VAC20-1170-10 to 4VAC20-1170-20)
  132. Chapter 1180 - PERTAINING TO FISHING GUIDES, CHARTER BOAT, AND HEAD BOAT FISHERIES (§ 4VAC20-1180-10 to 4VAC20-1180-80)
  133. Chapter 1190 - PERTAINING TO GILL NET CONTROL DATE (§ 4VAC20-1190-10 to 4VAC20-1190-60)
  134. Chapter 1200 - PERTAINING TO THE SPECIAL OYSTER RELAY SEASON IN THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER (§ 4VAC20-1200-10 to 4VAC20-1200-30)
  135. Chapter 1210 - PERTAINING TO A BLUE CRAB SANCTUARY [REPEALED] (§ 4VAC20-1210-10 to 4VAC20-1210-30)
  136. Chapter 1220 - PERTAINING TO SEPARATION BETWEEN NETS (§ 4VAC20-1220-10 to 4VAC20-1220-30)
  137. Chapter 1230 - PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON SHELLFISH (§ 4VAC20-1230-10 to 4VAC20-1230-40)
  138. Chapter 1240 - FISHERMAN IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (§ 4VAC20-1240-10 to 4VAC20-1240-40)
  139. Chapter 1250 - PERTAINING TO THE TAGGING OFF SHELLFISH (§ 4VAC20-1250-10 to 4VAC20-1250-50)
  140. Chapter 1260 - PERTAINING TO RIVER HERRING (§ 4VAC20-1260-10 to 4VAC20-1260-40)
  141. Chapter 1270 - TOTAL ALLOWABLE LANDINGS FOR MENHADEN; ALLOCATION, ACCOUNTABILITY, OVERAGES, RESTRICTIONS, CLOSURES, AND STATE-TO-STATE TRANSFERS (§ 4VAC20-1270-10 to 4VAC20-1270-70)
  142. Chapter 1280 - PERTAINING TO FISHING LICENSE AND PRIVILEGE REVOCATION (§ 4VAC20-1280-10 to 4VAC20-1280-40)
  143. Chapter 1290 - PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON THE HARVEST OF SHELLFISH AND IN CONDEMNED SHELLFISH AREAS (§ 4VAC20-1290-10 to 4VAC20-1290-50)
  144. Chapter 1300 - LIVING SHORELINE GROUP 1 GENERAL PERMIT FOR CERTAIN LIVING SHORELINE TREATMENTS INVOLVING TIDAL WETLANDS (§ 4VAC20-1300-10 to 4VAC20-1300-50)
  145. Chapter 1310 - PERTAINING TO JONAH CRAB (§ 4VAC20-1310-10 to 4VAC20-1310-60)
  146. Chapter 1320 - PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREA - MARITIME ADMINISTRATION JAMES RIVER RESERVE FLEET (§ 4VAC20-1320-10 to 4VAC20-1320-50)
  147. Chapter 1330 - LIVING SHORELINE GROUP 2 GENERAL PERMIT FOR CERTAIN LIVING SHORELINE TREATMENTS INVOLVING SUBMERGED LANDS, TIDAL WETLANDS, OR COASTAL PRIMARY SAND DUNES AND BEACHES (§ 4VAC20-1330-10 to 4VAC20-1330-50)
  148. Chapter 1340 - FAST-TRACK PERMITTING PROGRAM FOR DISPOSAL OF DREDGED MATERIAL (§ 4VAC20-1340-10 to 4VAC20-1340-40)
  149. Chapter 1350 - PERTAINING TO GENERAL OYSTER PLANTING GROUND LEASE RENEWAL FEE (§ 4VAC20-1350-10 to 4VAC20-1350-40)
  150. Chapter 1360 - PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL ELECTROFISHING (§ 4VAC20-1360-10 to 4VAC20-1360-60)
  151. Chapter 1370 - PERTAINING TO ATLANTIC CROAKER (§ 4VAC20-1370-10 to 4VAC20-1370-60)
  152. Chapter 1380 - PERTAINING TO SPOT (§ 4VAC20-1380-10 to 4VAC20-1380-60)
  153. Chapter 1390 - PERTAINING TO SHRIMP (§ 4VAC20-1390-10 to 4VAC20-1390-90)
  154. Chapter 1400 - PERTAINING TO RED DRUM (§ 4VAC20-1400-10 to 4VAC20-1400-50)

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

AGENCY SUMMARY

The Marine Resources Commission has jurisdiction over commercial fishing and all marine fish, marine shellfish, marine organisms and habitat that extend to the fall line of all tidal rivers and streams of the Commonwealth. The commission also exercises proprietary responsibility for the Commonwealth's submerged lands statewide. It may promulgate regulations and guidelines necessary to carry out the provisions of Title 28.2: Fisheries and Habitat of the Tidal Waters. The law-enforcement division of the commission is the Virginia Marine Police. The commission operates a marine police radio dispatch system. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapter 1.

The commission is authorized to license the taking of various types of fish, shellfish, and marine organisms for different purposes and by different methods or devices, and to license exportation of oysters and purchasers of shellfish. It may assign and lease oyster and clam planting grounds. It may designate certain public grounds, close and open areas, fix or alter open seasons, restrict methods of taking, fix minimum size and maximum quantity of catch, and make other regulations for purposes of conservation and promotion of the seafood industry. It may inspect records and vessels and other conveyances, and its officers have the power of arrest and may seize nets, gear and cargo. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. It is authorized to prepare fishery management plans containing evaluations of regulatory management options based upon scientific, economic, biological, and sociological information. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapter 2. It is authorized to license the landing of seafood in the Commonwealth. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapter 3.

Jointly with the Department of Health, it is responsible for enforcing statutes providing for control of sanitary conditions in packing houses and planting grounds (under which the Department of Health prescribes standards). The agencies may make uniform regulations for this purpose, and the commission may license and make emergency regulations governing removal of shellfish from condemned areas. The commission is authorized to promulgate regulations for the harvesting, transporting, handling and transplanting of wild and cultured seed-stock shellfish from condemned areas. The commission may license the importation, for placing into state waters, of fish, shellfish or crustacea of species or from states or waters not on its approved lists. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapter 8.

The commission is authorized to issue permits for the use of state-owned subaqueous beds, to issue permits to recover underwater historic property, and to establish bulkhead lines and private pier lines on or over waters subject to the Commonwealth's jurisdiction. It may require removal or repair of abandoned or hazardous structures or boats in or upon state waters. The commission is required to develop, in consultation with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, guidelines containing criteria for use in defining existing beds of submerged aquatic vegetation and delineating areas where there is potential for restoring such vegetation. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapter 12. It is also authorized to prescribe guidelines for the use of different types of wetlands and to adopt regulations to carry out the statute providing for their conservation. It reviews all decisions of local wetlands boards with respect to permits for the use or development of wetlands. It issues permits for such use as to wetlands owned by the Commonwealth, and as to other lands in localities that have not adopted the statutorily authorized wetlands zoning ordinance. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapter 13. It has similar authority respecting uses of coastal primary sand dunes and some beaches. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapter 14. It may promulgate regulations in order to manage all ungranted shores of the sea, marsh and meadowlands. Code of Virginia, Title 28.2, Chapter 15.

The commission operates under the supervision of the Secretary of Natural Resources. Regulations are available at the commission's office at 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, VA 23607. Copies are also filed with the clerks of circuit courts in Tidewater counties and cities. Internet address: http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/

Rev. 8/2012

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