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Pertaining to Channeled Whelk [4 VAC 20 ‑ 890]
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Description This regulation establishes a limited entry conch-pot fishery for channeled whelk in designated Virginia tidal waters. Its provisions are designed to provide for a viable commercial fishery, while minimizing the potential for overfishing the channeled whelk stock in Virginia. This regulation establishes limitations on the commercial harvest and possession of channeled whelks, in order to conserve this resource and provide for continued recruitment of channeled whelk to the fishery. The limitations include a minimum possession size and landing limit and restrictions on the type of gear which can be used to harvest channeled whelk from designated Virginia waters.
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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