VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION
"PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON OYSTER HARVEST"
EMERGENCY CHAPTER 4VAC 20-720-48 ET. SEQ.
This Emergency Chapter is promulgated pursuant to
§§ 28.2-210 and 28.2-507 of the Code of Virginia and extends
the public oyster harvest season for the James River Hand Scrape Area
as described in Chapter 4VAC 20-720-20, "Definitions". This
emergency action was taken by the Commission in an effort to allow the
watermen to continue harvesting clean cull size oysters to meet the
demands of the market and allow for loss of workdays due to bad
weather. The effective date of this Emergency Chapter is March 1,
2004. This Emergency Chapter shall terminate on March 31, 2004.
4VAC 20-720-48 EXTENSION OF THE PUBLIC OYSTER HARVEST SEASON FOR THE JAMES RIVER HAND SCRAPE AREA
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