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Agency 20 - MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION

Chapter 10PERTAINING TO FISHING IN BROAD AND LINKHORN BAYS
Chapter 20PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF FIXED FISHING DEVICES
Chapter 25PERTAINING TO POUND NET SITING PUBLIC INTEREST REVIEW
Chapter 30PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF CRAB TRAPS AND POUNDS
Chapter 40REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CRAB CATCH LIMITS [REPEALED]
Chapter 50PERTAINING TO TAKING OR CATCHING OF OYSTERS [REPEALED]
Chapter 60PERTAINING TO THE DISPLAY OF LICENSES TO CATCH FINFISH OR CRABS
Chapter 70PERTAINING TO THE HARVESTING OF CLAMS
Chapter 80PERTAINING TO THE SETTING OF FISHING DEVICES PROXIMATE TO CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL
Chapter 90PERTAINING TO DREDGING FOR CRABS [REPEALED]
Chapter 100PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF CLAMS ON SEASIDE OF EASTERN SHORE
Chapter 110PERTAINING TO LOBSTERS
Chapter 120PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF A PUBLIC NOTICE ON APPLICATIONS TO ENCROACH IN, ON OR OVER ...
Chapter 130PERTAINING TO PROHIBITED AREAS FOR USE OF PATENT TONGS
Chapter 140PERTAINING TO IDENTIFICATION OF CRAB POTS, PEELER POTS AND FISH POTS
Chapter 150PERTAINING TO THE DREDGING OF CONCHS (ALSO KNOWN AS WHELKS)
Chapter 160PERTAINING TO THE LEASING OF OYSTER PLANTING GROUND [REPEALED]
Chapter 170PERTAINING TO THE REMOVAL OF NETS
Chapter 180PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF EELS AND ELVERS [REPEALED]
Chapter 190PERTAINING TO MEASURING MESH SIZE OF MENHADEN NETS
Chapter 200PERTAINING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING OYSTER TRANSACTIONS AND PAYMENT OF TAXES [REPEALED]
Chapter 210PERTAINING TO THE DREDGING FOR OYSTERS [REPEALED]
Chapter 220PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF FINFISH BY GILL NETS
Chapter 230PERTAINING TO THE HARVESTING OF SURF CLAMS
Chapter 240PERTAINING TO THE TANGIER ISLAND CRAB SCRAPE SANCTUARY
Chapter 250PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS [REPEALED]
Chapter 251PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS [REPEALED]
Chapter 252PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS
Chapter 260PERTAINING TO DESIGNATION OF SEED AREAS AND CLEAN CULL AREAS
Chapter 270PERTAINING TO CRABBING
Chapter 280PERTAINING TO SPECKLED TROUT AND RED DRUM
Chapter 290MARKING OF LEASED OYSTER PLANTING GROUND
Chapter 300PERTAINING TO CRAB CATCH LIMITS [REPEALED]
Chapter 310PERTAINING TO THE RELAYING OF SHELLFISH
Chapter 320PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF BLACK DRUM
Chapter 330PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF SHELLFISH FROM CONDEMNED AREAS
Chapter 333VIRGINIA GENERAL PERMIT #1 (VGP#1) FOR PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ...
Chapter 335PERTAINING TO ON-BOTTOM SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE ACTIVITIES
Chapter 336GENERAL PERMIT NO. 3 PERTAINING TO NONCOMMERCIAL RIPARIAN SHELLFISH GROWING ACTIVITIES
Chapter 337SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION (SAV) TRANSPLANTATION GUIDELINES
Chapter 340PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
Chapter 345GENERAL WETLANDS PERMIT FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
Chapter 350PERTAINING TO PROHIBITING THE SALE OF BILLFISH
Chapter 360CRITERIA FOR THE SITING OF MARINAS OR COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR BOAT MOORING
Chapter 370PERTAINING TO THE CULLING OF CRABS
Chapter 380PERTAINING TO GREY TROUT (WEAKFISH)
Chapter 390WETLANDS MITIGATION -- COMPENSATION POLICY
Chapter 395GENERAL PERMIT FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Chapter 398BALLAST WATER DISCHARGE REPORTING
Chapter 400CRITERIA FOR THE PLACEMENT OF SANDY DREDGED MATERIAL ALONG BEACHES IN THE COMMONWEALTH
Chapter 410PERTAINING TO THE USE OF PATENT TONGS
Chapter 420PERTAINING TO THE USE OF TRAWLS IN THE TERRITORIAL SEA
Chapter 430PERTAINING TO THE MARKING AND MINIMUM MESH SIZE OF GILL NETS
Chapter 440COASTAL PRIMARY SAND DUNE/BEACHES GUIDELINES: BARRIER ISLAND POLICY
Chapter 450PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF BLUEFISH
Chapter 460PERTAINING TO THE USE OF CRAB TRAPS AND POUNDS
Chapter 470PERTAINING TO HAMPTON ROADS MANAGEMENT AREA
Chapter 480PERTAINING TO EASTERN SHORE BAYSIDE MANAGEMENT AREAS
Chapter 490PERTAINING TO SHARKS
Chapter 500PERTAINING TO THE CATCHING OF EELS
Chapter 510PERTAINING TO AMBERJACK AND COBIA
Chapter 520PERTAINING TO THE USE OF PATENT TONGS
Chapter 530PERTAINING TO AMERICAN SHAD
Chapter 540PERTAINING TO SPANISH AND KING MACKEREL
Chapter 550PERTAINING TO THE REMOVAL OF GILL NETS AND OTHER NONFIXED FINFISHING GEAR
Chapter 560PERTAINING TO SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREAS
Chapter 561PERTAINING TO THE HAMPTON FLATS HARD CLAM HARVEST AREA
Chapter 566PERTAINING TO THE HAMPTON ROADS SHELLFISH RELAY AREA
Chapter 570PERTAINING TO THE USE OF FIREARMS TO TAKE FISH
Chapter 580PERTAINING TO THE ALTERATION OF FINFISH
Chapter 590PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF HARD CLAMS
Chapter 600PERTAINING TO POUND NET LICENSE SALES
Chapter 610PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL FISHING AND MANDATORY HARVEST REPORTING
Chapter 620PERTAINING TO SUMMER FLOUNDER
Chapter 630[Reserved]
Chapter 650ESTABLISHMENT OF OYSTER SANCTUARY AREAS
Chapter 660[Reserved]
Chapter 670PERTAINING TO RECREATIONAL GEAR LICENSES
Chapter 680PERTAINING TO GILL NETS
Chapter 690[Reserved]
Chapter 700PERTAINING TO CRAB POTS
Chapter 710[Reserved]
Chapter 720PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON OYSTER HARVEST
Chapter 730PERTAINING TO NONRESIDENT HARVESTERS LICENSE FEE
Chapter 740PERTAINING TO THE SNAGGING OF FISH
Chapter 750PERTAINING TO CRAB DREDGE LICENSE SALES [REPEALED]
Chapter 751PERTAINING TO THE SETTING AND MESH SIZE OF GILL NETS
Chapter 752PERTAINING TO BLUE CRAB SANCTUARIES
Chapter 753[Reserved]
Chapter 754PERTAINING TO IMPORTATION OF FISH, SHELLFISH OR CRUSTACEA INTO VIRGINIA'S WATERS
Chapter 755PERTAINING TO ARTIFICIAL REEFS
Chapter 756[Reserved]
Chapter 770PIANKATANK RIVER MANAGEMENT AREA
Chapter 780PATENT TONG RESTRICTIONS
Chapter 790OPEN PUBLIC OYSTER ROCKS, POCOMOKE SOUND
Chapter 800LOADING AND UNLOADING POINTS FOR RELAYED SHELLFISH [REPEALED]
Chapter 810OPENING OF JOHN EAST TURN AND POYNTER ROCKS AND CLOSING BEASELEY BAY ROCK AND DEEP CREEK CHANNEL,...
Chapter 820UNLOADING POINTS FOR RELAYED SHELLFISH [REPEALED]
Chapter 830A CHANGE IN THE OYSTER CULL SIZE FOR OYSTERS HARVESTED FROM RUSS ROCK, RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER
Chapter 840UNLOADING POINT FOR RELAYING SHELLFISH [REPEALED]
Chapter 850EXPANSION OF THE JAIL ISLAND CLEAN CULL AREA
Chapter 860A CHANGE IN THE OYSTER CULL SIZE FOR OYSTERS HARVESTED FROM LITTLE CARTERS ROCK, RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER
Chapter 870UNLOADING POINT FOR RELAYING SHELLFISH [REPEALED]
Chapter 880PERTAINING TO HARD CRAB POT LIMITS
Chapter 890PERTAINING TO CHANNELED WHELK
Chapter 900PERTAINING TO HORSESHOE CRAB
Chapter 910PERTAINING TO SCUP (PORGY)
Chapter 920PERTAINING TO LANDING LICENSES
Chapter 950PERTAINING TO BLACK SEA BASS
Chapter 960PERTAINING TO TAUTOG
Chapter 970PERTAINING TO SPADEFISH
Chapter 980PERTAINING TO ON-SHORE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF SHELLFISH FROM CONDEMNED AREAS
Chapter 995PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL HOOK-AND-LINE FISHING
Chapter1000PERTAINING TO DREDGING IN SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION
Chapter1020PERTAINING TO BAY SCALLOPS
Chapter1030MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE UNGRANTED STATE LANDS IN ACCOMACK AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTIES
Chapter1040PERTAINING TO CRABBING LICENSES
Chapter1045PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREAS
Chapter1050PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREA -- HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES/NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING COMPANY
Chapter1060PERTAINING TO ENLARGEMENT OF ESTABLISHED RESTRICTED AREA -- DOMINION POWER/NUCLEAR POWER STATION
Chapter1065PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREAS
Chapter1070PERTAINING TO HAUL SEINES
Chapter1080PERTAINING TO MONKFISH (GOOSEFISH)
Chapter1090PERTAINING TO LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND LICENSE FEES
Chapter1100PERTAINING TO SHELLFISH HANDLING
Chapter1110PERTAINING TO SHEEPSHEAD
Chapter1120PERTAINING TO TILEFISH AND GROUPER
Chapter1130GENERAL PERMIT NO. 4 FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURES FOR SHELLFISH
Chapter1140PROHIBITION OF CRAB DREDGING IN VIRGINIA WATERS
Chapter1150PERTAINING TO CHARTER BOAT AND HEAD BOAT FISHERIES
Chapter1170REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OF FISH FROM THE CATCHER
Chapter1180PERTAINING TO FISHING GUIDES
Chapter1190PERTAINING TO GILL NET CONTROL DATE
Chapter1200PERTAINING TO THE SPECIAL OYSTER RELAY SEASON IN THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER
Chapter1210PERTAINING TO A BLUE CRAB SANCTUARY [REPEALED]
Chapter1220PERTAINING TO SEPARATION BETWEEN NETS
Chapter1230PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON SHELLFISH
Chapter1240FISHERMAN IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM
Chapter1250PERTAINING TO THE TAGGING OF SHELLFISH
Chapter1260PERTAINING TO RIVER HERRING
Chapter1270PERTAINING TO ATLANTIC MENHADEN



Chapter 10PERTAINING TO FISHING IN BROAD AND LINKHORN BAYS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Devices and seasons; Broad and Linkhorn Bays
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 20PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF FIXED FISHING DEVICES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Location, measurements, and modified pound net leader requirements
Section 35No-fishing zone
Section 40Priority rights; general
Section 50Priority rights; renewal by current licensee
Section 60Priority rights; licensed location, request by other than current licensee
Section 70Priority rights; vacant location
Section 80Transfer and vested rights
Section 90Penalty



Chapter 25PERTAINING TO POUND NET SITING PUBLIC INTEREST REVIEW (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Content and publication of public notice
Section 30Public comment and commission review
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 30PERTAINING TO THE LICENSING OF CRAB TRAPS AND POUNDS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Application and location
Section 30Priority rights
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 40REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CRAB CATCH LIMITS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 40[Repealed]



Chapter 50PERTAINING TO TAKING OR CATCHING OF OYSTERS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 60PERTAINING TO THE DISPLAY OF LICENSES TO CATCH FINFISH OR CRABS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Display
Section 30Violation and penalty



Chapter 70PERTAINING TO THE HARVESTING OF CLAMS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30License required
Section 40Additional permits required
Section 50Operation of dredge
Section 60Dredge prohibited
Section 70License required
Section 80Additional permit required
Section 90Operation of dredge
Section 100Crab dredge boat not to take clams
Section 110Hydraulic dredge
Section 120Conventional dredge
Section 130Rakes
Section 140License required
Section 150Penalty
Section 160Suspension and revocation of license



Chapter 80PERTAINING TO THE SETTING OF FISHING DEVICES PROXIMATE TO CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Gill nets
Section 30Fixed fishing devices
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 90PERTAINING TO DREDGING FOR CRABS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]



Chapter 100PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF CLAMS ON SEASIDE OF EASTERN SHORE (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Hydraulic method prohibited
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 110PERTAINING TO LOBSTERS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20Minimum and maximum size limit
Section 30Possession prohibitions
Section 40Marking of lobsters
Section 50Lobster parts
Section 55Gear requirements
Section 60License required
Section 65Landing limit
Section 70Penalty



Chapter 120PERTAINING TO THE PROMULGATION OF A PUBLIC NOTICE ON APPLICATIONS TO ENCROACH IN, ON OR OVER ... (create report)
Section 10Authority, prior regulation, effective date
Section 20General
Section 30Content and publication
Section 40Commissioner's responsibility and authority



Chapter 130PERTAINING TO PROHIBITED AREAS FOR USE OF PATENT TONGS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Poquoson River area
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 140PERTAINING TO IDENTIFICATION OF CRAB POTS, PEELER POTS AND FISH POTS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Identification of fish pots
Section 25Identification of crab pots and peeler pots
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 150PERTAINING TO THE DREDGING OF CONCHS (ALSO KNOWN AS WHELKS) (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20General
Section 30Areas and seasons
Section 40Days and hours
Section 50Type and operation of dredge
Section 60License
Section 70Limitation of catch
Section 80[Repealed]
Section 100Penalty



Chapter 160PERTAINING TO THE LEASING OF OYSTER PLANTING GROUND [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 170PERTAINING TO THE REMOVAL OF NETS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20General
Section 30Violation
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 180PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF EELS AND ELVERS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 190PERTAINING TO MEASURING MESH SIZE OF MENHADEN NETS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Procedure
Section 40Compliance
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 200PERTAINING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING OYSTER TRANSACTIONS AND PAYMENT OF TAXES [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 40[Repealed]
Section 50[Repealed]



Chapter 210PERTAINING TO THE DREDGING FOR OYSTERS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 220PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF FINFISH BY GILL NETS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Gill nets
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 230PERTAINING TO THE HARVESTING OF SURF CLAMS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30License
Section 40Minimum length
Section 50Enforcement
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 240PERTAINING TO THE TANGIER ISLAND CRAB SCRAPE SANCTUARY (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Gear limitation; closed area
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 250PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 251PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 252PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30General prohibitions and requirements
Section 40Severability
Section 50Concerning recreational fishing: general
Section 55Recreational harvest quota
Section 60Bay and Coastal Spring Trophy-size Striped Bass Recreational Fisheries
Section 70Potomac River tributaries spring trophy-size striped bass recreational fishery
Section 80Bay Spring/Summer Striped Bass Recreational Fishery
Section 85[Repealed]
Section 90Bay fall striped bass recreational fishery
Section 100Potomac River tributaries summer/fall striped bass recreational fishery
Section 110Coastal striped bass recreational fishery
Section 115Exemptions from size limits and closed fishing seasons for recreational striped bass fishing tournam
Section 120Concerning commercial fishing: general
Section 130Entry limits, permits, and reports
Section 135Gill net mesh size and tending restrictions: exemptions
Section 140Commercial seasons, areas, and size limits
Section 150Individual commercial harvest quota
Section 155Individual transferable shares monitoring and penalties
Section 160Individual transferable shares; tagging
Section 170Aquaculture of striped bass; permit required
Section 180Water supply; outfall; prevention of entry and escapement
Section 190Acquisition of fish, fingerlings, fry, and eggs
Section 200Inspection of facilities; diseased fish
Section 210Sale, records, importation, release
Section 220Penalty
Section 230Sanctions



Chapter 260PERTAINING TO DESIGNATION OF SEED AREAS AND CLEAN CULL AREAS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definition
Section 20Designation of seed areas and clean cull areas
Section 30Minimum cull size
Section 35[Repealed]
Section 40Culling tolerances or standards
Section 50Culling and inspection procedures
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 270PERTAINING TO CRABBING (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20Sunday prohibition and limited exception for possession of male hard crabs
Section 30Daily time limits
Section 40Season limits
Section 50Peeler crab pot and crab pot limits
Section 51Daily commercial harvester, vessel, and harvest and possession limits
Section 52Area restriction
Section 55Minimum size limits
Section 56Daily recreational harvest and possession limit
Section 58License revocation
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 280PERTAINING TO SPECKLED TROUT AND RED DRUM (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Size limits
Section 40Possession limits
Section 50Commercial landings quota and daily bycatch limit
Section 55Seafood buyer reporting requirements
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 290MARKING OF LEASED OYSTER PLANTING GROUND (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20General
Section 30Method and manner of marking
Section 40Maintenance
Section 50Exception
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 300PERTAINING TO CRAB CATCH LIMITS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]



Chapter 310PERTAINING TO THE RELAYING OF SHELLFISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20General provisions
Section 30On-bottom container construction
Section 35Floating container construction
Section 40Loading and deployment
Section 50Harvest
Section 55Relay season established
Section 60Penalty
DIBRDOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (4VAC20-310)



Chapter 320PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF BLACK DRUM (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Commercial harvest quota
Section 40Possession limits on hook and line harvests
Section 50Special management area/time restrictions
Section 60Minimum size limit
Section 65Gill net mesh size and tending restrictions: exemptions
Section 70Commercial harvest permits required
Section 80Mandatory reporting of commercial harvest
Section 90Penalty



Chapter 330PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF SHELLFISH FROM CONDEMNED AREAS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Harvesting restrictions
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 333VIRGINIA GENERAL PERMIT #1 (VGP#1) FOR PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ... (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Types of permits
Section 30Authorization and conditions
Section 40Procedures



Chapter 335PERTAINING TO ON-BOTTOM SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE ACTIVITIES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Requirements and conditions



Chapter 336GENERAL PERMIT NO. 3 PERTAINING TO NONCOMMERCIAL RIPARIAN SHELLFISH GROWING ACTIVITIES (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Discussion
Section 30Procedures
Section 40Authorization and conditions



Chapter 337SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION (SAV) TRANSPLANTATION GUIDELINES (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Background
Section 30Permitting



Chapter 340PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20General
Section 30Public participation procedures
Section 40Transition



Chapter 345GENERAL WETLANDS PERMIT FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Authority and applicability
Section 40Procedures for issuing permit
FORMSFORMS (4VAC20-345)



Chapter 350PERTAINING TO PROHIBITING THE SALE OF BILLFISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definition
Section 30Prohibition of sale
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 360CRITERIA FOR THE SITING OF MARINAS OR COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR BOAT MOORING (create report)
Section 10Objective
Section 20Goals
Section 30Background
Section 40Policy
Section 50Definitions
Section 60General siting criteria
Section 70Specific siting guidelines
Section 80Best management practices (BMP's)
Section 90Siting criteria check list
DIBRDOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (4VAC20-360)



Chapter 370PERTAINING TO THE CULLING OF CRABS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20Culling requirements
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 380PERTAINING TO GREY TROUT (WEAKFISH) (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Commercial minimum size limits
Section 40Gear restrictions
Section 50Commercial fishing season
Section 60Recreational fishing seasons, minimum size limits, and possession limits
Section 70Penalty



Chapter 390WETLANDS MITIGATION -- COMPENSATION POLICY (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Policy
Section 30General criteria
Section 40Specific criteria
Section 50Supplemental guidelines



Chapter 395GENERAL PERMIT FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Authority and applicability
Section 40Conditions and procedures for issuing general permits
FORMSFORMS (4VAC20-395)



Chapter 398BALLAST WATER DISCHARGE REPORTING (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Voluntary ballast water management guidelines
Section 40Mandatory filing requirements
Section 50Exceptions
Section 60Ballast Water Control Report form
Section 70Mandatory recordkeeping requirements
Section 80Enforcement and compliance monitoring
FORMSFORMS (4VAC20-398)



Chapter 400CRITERIA FOR THE PLACEMENT OF SANDY DREDGED MATERIAL ALONG BEACHES IN THE COMMONWEALTH (create report)
Section 10Objective and goals
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Policy
Section 40General criteria
Section 50Specific criteria



Chapter 410PERTAINING TO THE USE OF PATENT TONGS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Description of area
Section 30Violations
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 420PERTAINING TO THE USE OF TRAWLS IN THE TERRITORIAL SEA (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Prohibition
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 430PERTAINING TO THE MARKING AND MINIMUM MESH SIZE OF GILL NETS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20Marking procedures for drift and anchored gill nets
Section 30Marking procedures for staked gill nets
Section 40Upriver white perch and striped bass fishery exemption
Section 45Recreational anchored gill net exemptions
Section 50Drift gill net fishery exemption
Section 55Buoy marking procedures
Section 60Minimum mesh size
Section 65Maximum mesh size and tending requirements
Section 70Enforcement provisions
Section 80Penalties



Chapter 440COASTAL PRIMARY SAND DUNE/BEACHES GUIDELINES: BARRIER ISLAND POLICY (create report)
Section 10Barrier island policy



Chapter 450PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF BLUEFISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Bluefish possession limit
Section 30Commercial landings quota
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 460PERTAINING TO THE USE OF CRAB TRAPS AND POUNDS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Placement of crab traps and crab pounds
Section 30Removal of traps, leads, poles, gear
Section 40Minimum mesh size
Section 50Cull Rings
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 470PERTAINING TO HAMPTON ROADS MANAGEMENT AREA (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Hampton Roads Management Area established
Section 30Gill net prohibition
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 480PERTAINING TO EASTERN SHORE BAYSIDE MANAGEMENT AREAS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Prohibition
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 490PERTAINING TO SHARKS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Gear restrictions
Section 35[Repealed]
Section 40Recreational catch limitations
Section 41Commercial catch limitations
Section 42Spiny dogfish commercial quota and catch limitations
Section 43Limited access control rule
Section 44Spiny dogfish limited entry fishery permit and permit transfers
Section 45[Repealed]
Section 46Spiny dogfish monitoring requirements
Section 47Control date
Section 50Finning
Section 60[Repealed]
Section 70Penalty
FORMSFORMS (4VAC20-490)



Chapter 500PERTAINING TO THE CATCHING OF EELS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definition
Section 30Rescission
Section 35Minimum size limit
Section 40Elvers
Section 45Commercial season
Section 50Minimum mesh size
Section 55Possession limit
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 510PERTAINING TO AMBERJACK AND COBIA (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Possession limits
Section 30Minimum size limits
Section 33Exceptions to possession limits and minimum size limits
Section 35Aquaculture of cobia; permit required
Section 37Sale, records, importation, release
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 520PERTAINING TO THE USE OF PATENT TONGS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Area closed to patent tonging
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 530PERTAINING TO AMERICAN SHAD (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definition
Section 23[Repealed]
Section 30Moratorium
Section 31Bycatch fishery
Section 32[Repealed]
Section 35[Repealed]
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 540PERTAINING TO SPANISH AND KING MACKEREL (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definition
Section 30Possession limits established
Section 40Minimum size limits established
Section 50Trip limit established
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 550PERTAINING TO THE REMOVAL OF GILL NETS AND OTHER NONFIXED FINFISHING GEAR (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Fishing requirement; notification procedures
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 560PERTAINING TO SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREAS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Shellfish management areas
Section 30Permits required
Section 40Patent tong season
Section 50Time of day and harvest restrictions
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 561PERTAINING TO THE HAMPTON FLATS HARD CLAM HARVEST AREA (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Hampton Flats Hard Clam Harvest Area
Section 30Harvest season
Section 40Harvest restrictions
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 566PERTAINING TO THE HAMPTON ROADS SHELLFISH RELAY AREA (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Hampton Roads Shellfish Relay Area
Section 30Harvest season
Section 40Harvest restrictions
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 570PERTAINING TO THE USE OF FIREARMS TO TAKE FISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Use of firearms and sale of fish prohibited; exceptions
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 580PERTAINING TO THE ALTERATION OF FINFISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Alteration of finfish to obscure species identification or size prohibited
Section 30Allowances for filleting or cleaning
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 590PERTAINING TO THE TAKING OF HARD CLAMS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Special permit restrictions
Section 40Allowance for chowder clams; return of containers of clams in violation
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 600PERTAINING TO POUND NET LICENSE SALES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definition
Section 30Limit on sale of licenses
Section 40Exceptions to limit on pound net licenses
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 610PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL FISHING AND MANDATORY HARVEST REPORTING (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 25Oyster aquaculture permit requirements
Section 26Clam aquaculture permit requirements
Section 30Commercial Fisherman Registration License; exceptions and requirements of authorized agents
Section 40Registration procedures
Section 50Commercial hook-and-line license
Section 60Mandatory harvest reporting
Section 65Noncompliance
Section 70Penalty
FORMSFORMS (4VAC20-610)
DIBRDOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (4VAC20-610)



Chapter 620PERTAINING TO SUMMER FLOUNDER (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Commercial harvest quota and allowable landings
Section 40Commercial vessel possession and landing limitations
Section 45[Repealed]
Section 50Minimum size limits
Section 60Possession limit
Section 70Recreational fishing season
Section 75[Repealed]
Section 80Penalty



Chapter 630[Reserved] (create report)



Chapter 650ESTABLISHMENT OF OYSTER SANCTUARY AREAS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Oyster sanctuary areas
Section 30Closure of sanctuary areas
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 660[Reserved] (create report)



Chapter 670PERTAINING TO RECREATIONAL GEAR LICENSES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20Recreational gear licenses
Section 25Harvest limits
Section 30Gear restrictions
Section 40Gear marking requirements
Section 50Reporting requirements
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 680PERTAINING TO GILL NETS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Rescission
Section 30Gill net closed season and area
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 690[Reserved] (create report)



Chapter 700PERTAINING TO CRAB POTS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20Cull ring requirements
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 710[Reserved] (create report)



Chapter 720PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON OYSTER HARVEST (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Standing stock criteria
Section 35Public oyster ground harvest season
Section 40Open oyster harvest season and areas
Section 50[Repealed]
Section 60Day and time limit
Section 70Gear restrictions
Section 75Gear license
Section 80Quotas and harvest limits
Section 85James River seed quota and monitoring
Section 90Harvest permit required for the James River Area and Thomas Rock Area
Section 91Harvest permit required for the James River Seed Area, including the Deep Water Shoal State Replenishment Area
Section 95[Repealed]
Section 100Seed oyster planting procedures
Section 105[Repealed]
Section 106[Repealed]
Section 110Penalty
Section 110:1APPENDIX. [REPEALED]
FORMSFORMS



Chapter 730PERTAINING TO NONRESIDENT HARVESTERS LICENSE FEE (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30Exceptions
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 740PERTAINING TO THE SNAGGING OF FISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Snagging prohibited
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 750PERTAINING TO CRAB DREDGE LICENSE SALES [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 40[Repealed]
Section 50[Repealed]



Chapter 751PERTAINING TO THE SETTING AND MESH SIZE OF GILL NETS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20Gill net mesh sizes, restricted areas, and season
Section 25Assateague Island Small-Mesh Gill Net Area
Section 30Penalty



Chapter 752PERTAINING TO BLUE CRAB SANCTUARIES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Harvest restrictions
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 753[Reserved] (create report)



Chapter 754PERTAINING TO IMPORTATION OF FISH, SHELLFISH OR CRUSTACEA INTO VIRGINIA'S WATERS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Approved species and criteria for importation
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 755PERTAINING TO ARTIFICIAL REEFS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Gear restrictions
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 756[Reserved] (create report)



Chapter 770PIANKATANK RIVER MANAGEMENT AREA (create report)
Section 10Authority, purpose and designated area
Section 20General
Section 30Harvesting oysters by hand tongs
Section 40Harvesting oysters by patent tongs
Section 50Harvesting oysters by dredge



Chapter 780PATENT TONG RESTRICTIONS (create report)
Section 10Authority and effective date
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Season opening date
Section 40Time of day restriction
Section 50Other applicable laws, chapters
Section 60Designated area
Section 70Penalty



Chapter 790OPEN PUBLIC OYSTER ROCKS, POCOMOKE SOUND (create report)
Section 10Authority, prior chapter, effective date
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Designated areas
Section 40Rescinded order
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 800LOADING AND UNLOADING POINTS FOR RELAYED SHELLFISH [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 810OPENING OF JOHN EAST TURN AND POYNTER ROCKS AND CLOSING BEASELEY BAY ROCK AND DEEP CREEK CHANNEL,... (create report)
Section 10Authority and prior regulations
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Designated opened and closed areas
Section 40Rescinded and modified orders
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 820UNLOADING POINTS FOR RELAYED SHELLFISH [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 830A CHANGE IN THE OYSTER CULL SIZE FOR OYSTERS HARVESTED FROM RUSS ROCK, RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER (create report)
Section 10Authority, other regulations, and effective date
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Size limit
Section 40Area description
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 840UNLOADING POINT FOR RELAYING SHELLFISH [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 850EXPANSION OF THE JAIL ISLAND CLEAN CULL AREA (create report)
Section 10Authority, prior regulations, and effective date
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Expanded area description
Section 40Expansion



Chapter 860A CHANGE IN THE OYSTER CULL SIZE FOR OYSTERS HARVESTED FROM LITTLE CARTERS ROCK, RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER (create report)
Section 10Authority, other regulations, and effective date
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Size limit
Section 40Area description
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 870UNLOADING POINT FOR RELAYING SHELLFISH [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 880PERTAINING TO HARD CRAB POT LIMITS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Hard crab pot limits
Section 40[Repealed]
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 890PERTAINING TO CHANNELED WHELK (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 25Entry limitation; transfers; prohibitions
Section 30Minimum size limits
Section 35Possession and landing limits
Section 40Gear restrictions
Section 45Monitoring requirements
Section 50Bycatch exemption
Section 60Penalty



Chapter 900PERTAINING TO HORSESHOE CRAB (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definition
Section 21Permit requirements and exemption
Section 25Commercial fisheries management measures
Section 26Commercial gear restricted area
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 35Monitoring requirements
Section 36[Repealed]
Section 37License moratorium
Section 38Control date
Section 39Permit transfers
Section 40[Repealed]
Section 45Requirements of authorized agents
Section 50Penalty
FORMSFORMS (4VAC20-900)
DIBRDOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (4VAC20-900)



Chapter 910PERTAINING TO SCUP (PORGY) (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Minimum size limits
Section 40Gear restrictions
Section 45Possession limits and harvest quotas
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 920PERTAINING TO LANDING LICENSES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30License requirements and exemptions
Section 40Summer Flounder endorsement license and exemption
Section 45Summer flounder endorsement license and hardship exception
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 950PERTAINING TO BLACK SEA BASS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Minimum size limit
Section 40Gear restrictions
Section 45Recreational possession limits and seasons
Section 46Directed fishery and bycatch fishery permits
Section 47Commercial harvest quotas
Section 48Individual fishery quotas; bycatch limit; at sea harvesters; exceptions
Section 48.1Individual transferable quotas
Section 48.2Alternate vessel authorization requirements
Section 49Reporting requirements
Section 50[Repealed]
Section 60Black sea bass aquaculture facility permit
Section 70Sale, records, importation, and release of black sea bass
Section 80Penalty



Chapter 960PERTAINING TO TAUTOG (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Minimum size limits
Section 40Gear restrictions
Section 45Recreational fishing season and possession limits
Section 47Commercial fishing season and possession limits
Section 50Penalty



Chapter 970PERTAINING TO SPADEFISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Spadefish possession limit
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 980PERTAINING TO ON-SHORE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF SHELLFISH FROM CONDEMNED AREAS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Listing of on-shore loading and unloading locations
Section 30Modification of the listing of designated locations
Section 40Penalty



Chapter 995PERTAINING TO COMMERCIAL HOOK-AND-LINE FISHING (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definition
Section 20Entry limitation; catch restrictions; transfers
Section 30Prohibitions
Section 40Spear fishing
Section 50Penalty
FORMSFORMS (4VAC20-995)



Chapter1000PERTAINING TO DREDGING IN SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Dredges prohibited
Section 40Penalty



Chapter1020PERTAINING TO BAY SCALLOPS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Moratorium
Section 40Penalty



Chapter1030MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE UNGRANTED STATE LANDS IN ACCOMACK AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTIES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Description of ungranted state lands
Section 30Resources
Section 40The management plan



Chapter1040PERTAINING TO CRABBING LICENSES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20License sales moratorium and license ineligibility conditions
Section 25Appeal process
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 35Control date
Section 40Penalty



Chapter1045PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREAS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Activation and enforcement of restricted areas
Section 30Penalty



Chapter1050PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREA -- HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES/NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING COMPANY (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Penalty



Chapter1060PERTAINING TO ENLARGEMENT OF ESTABLISHED RESTRICTED AREA -- DOMINION POWER/NUCLEAR POWER STATION (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Penalty
Section 30:1[Repealed]



Chapter1065PERTAINING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREAS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Prohibitions
Section 40Penalty



Chapter1070PERTAINING TO HAUL SEINES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Gear restrictions; exemptions; application process
Section 40Reporting requirements
Section 50Penalty



Chapter1080PERTAINING TO MONKFISH (GOOSEFISH) (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Harvest and landing limitations
Section 40Gear restrictions
Section 50Penalty



Chapter1090PERTAINING TO LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND LICENSE FEES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30License fees
Section 40Penalty



Chapter1100PERTAINING TO SHELLFISH HANDLING (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Disposal of sewage from vessels
Section 30Penalty



Chapter1110PERTAINING TO SHEEPSHEAD (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Recreational harvest and possession limit
Section 40Commercial limitations
Section 50Penalty



Chapter1120PERTAINING TO TILEFISH AND GROUPER (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Recreational harvest and possession limit
Section 31Recreational landing permit
Section 32Recreational mandatory harvest reporting
Section 40Commercial limitations.
Section 50Penalty



Chapter1130GENERAL PERMIT NO. 4 FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURES FOR SHELLFISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Notification procedures
Section 40General conditions
Section 50Special conditions
Section 60General permit fees
Section 70Penalty



Chapter1140PROHIBITION OF CRAB DREDGING IN VIRGINIA WATERS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Crab dredging prohibited
Section 30Penalty



Chapter1150PERTAINING TO CHARTER BOAT AND HEAD BOAT FISHERIES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Control date



Chapter1170REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OF FISH FROM THE CATCHER (create report)
Section 10Certified Scale Required
Section 20Penalty



Chapter1180PERTAINING TO FISHING GUIDES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Fishing guide license; fees
Section 40Limited sale of the Class A fishing guide license and conditional sale of the Class B fishing guide license
Section 50Transfers of a Class A fishing guide license
Section 60Waiting list



Chapter1190PERTAINING TO GILL NET CONTROL DATE (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 15Definitions
Section 20Control date
Section 30Limited Entry and Permits
Section 40Permit limitations
Section 50Permit Transfers
Section 60Penalty



Chapter1200PERTAINING TO THE SPECIAL OYSTER RELAY SEASON IN THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Special oyster relay seasion and limitations of the river
Section 30Penalty



Chapter1210PERTAINING TO A BLUE CRAB SANCTUARY [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]



Chapter1220PERTAINING TO SEPARATION BETWEEN NETS (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Required distance between nets



Chapter1230PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON SHELLFISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Public health and warm water harvest restrictions for shellfish
Section 31Public health and warm water harvest restrictions for oysters
Section 32Public health and warm water harvest restrictions for clams
Section 35[Repealed]
Section 40Penalty



Chapter1240FISHERMAN IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Registration requirement; exception; procedures; confidentiality
Section 40Penalty



Chapter1250PERTAINING TO THE TAGGING OF SHELLFISH (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Shellfish identification
Section 40Penalty
Section 50Designated single harvest areas



Chapter1260PERTAINING TO RIVER HERRING (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Moratorium
Section 40Penalty



Chapter1270PERTAINING TO ATLANTIC MENHADEN (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Total allowable landings for menhaden; allocation, accountability, and overages
Section 40Purse seine menhaden bait sector; limited entry criteria; Individual Transferable Quota System
Section 50Nonpurse seine menhaden bait sector quota; allocation and bycatch provisions
Section 60Reporting requirements by menhaden fishery sector
Section 70Penalty
FORMSFORMS (4VAC20-1270)