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CHAPTER: PERTAINING TO THE SEPARATION BETWEEN NETS

VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION
"PERTAINING TO THE SEPARATION BETWEEN NETS"
CHAPTER 4 VAC 20-1220-10 ET SEQ.

PREAMBLE

This chapter establishes the minimum distance between a fixed fishing device and any other net, as directed by Section 28.2-307 B of the Code of Virginia.

This chapter is promulgated pursuant to the authority contained in 28.2-201 and 28.2-307 of the Code of Virginia.  The effective date of this chapter is September 1, 2009. 

4VAC20-1220-10. Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish a minimum distance separating any net and the side or end of any fixed fishing device.

4VAC20-1220-20. Definitions.

The following words when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: "Fixed fishing device" means a pound net, fyke net or staked gill net.

4VAC20-1220-30. Required distance between nets. 

It is unlawful to place a net within 300 yards of the side or end of any fixed fishing device, unless in the same row.

 

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