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Pertaining to the Harvesting of Surf Clams [4 VAC 20 ‑ 230]
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Description This regulation establishes a size limitation, inspection procedures and license for the harvesting of surf clams in Virginia waters. These provisions closely parallel the management and conservation strategy governing surf clams in federal waters. The intent of this regulation is to ensure that the surf clam resource is managed as a unit stock; therefore the size limitations and tolerances applicable to surf clams in the Exclusive Economic Zone (3-100 nautical miles offshore) are imposed in Virginia's portion of the Territorial Sea. Also, as provided in 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia, Law Enforcement Officers of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service, are authorized to enforce the provisions of this regulation.
State Authority Section 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

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Name / Title: Jennifer Farmer  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 380 Fenwick Road
Building 96
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
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