4 VAC 20-950-10 ET. SEQ. "PERTAINING TO BLACK SEA BASS"
The Commission proposes the following amendments to the regulation:
A) The minimum size limit for black sea bass harvested by commercial fishing gear shall be 11 inches, total length.
B) It shall be unlawful for any person to place, set, or fish any fish pot in Virginia tidal waters for the purposes of harvesting black sea bass or to possess or to land in Virginia black sea bass harvested by fish pots which are not constructed as follows:
With an escape vent of 2 3/8 inches diameter circular dimension, two inches square dimension, or 1 3/8 inches by 5 3/4 inches rectangular dimension.
The purpose of the proposed amendment is to comply with federal and interstate management requirements and to prevent the possibility of quota overages.