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Pertaining to the Use of Trawls in the Territorial Sea [4 VAC 20 ‑ 420]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation establishes a prohibition on the use of trawls in Virginia's portion of the Territorial Sea. The use of trawls or similiar devices is prohibited in all the waters under Virginia's jurisdiction by Section 28.2-314 of the Code of Virginia; however, Section 28.2-315 of the Code of Virginia grants the Marine Resources Commission authority to permit trawling and control the area, manner, method, size and season of catch during certain times in certain areas of Virginia's portion of the Territorial Sea. The Marine Resourves Commission has elected not to exercise this authority at this time, and by this regulation affirms its intent to keep Virginia's portion of the Territorial Sea closed to trawling.
State Authority Section 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jane Warren  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
Email Address: betty.warren@mrc.virginia.gov
Telephone: (757)247-2248    FAX: (757)247-8101    TDD: (757)247-2292
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