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Pertaining to Speckled Trout and Red Drum [4 VAC 20 ‑ 280]
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Description This regulation establishes minimum size limits for the taking or possession of speckled trout and red drum (channel bass) by commercial and recreational fishermen. The minimum size limits will protect the spawning stocks and increase yield in the fishery. This regulation is designed to assure that Virginia is consistent with all federal and interstate management measures for speckled trout and red drum. In addition, this regulation establishes a commercial landings quota for speckled trout. The goal of these management measures is to perpetuate the speckled trout and red drum resources in fishable abundance throughout their range and generate the greatest possible economic and social benefits from their harvest and utilization over time.
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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