VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION
“PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON SHELLFISH”
EMERGENCY CHAPTER 4VAC20-1230-10 ET SEQ.
This emergency chapter establishes, for the public health, harvest restrictions, for shellfish taken from Virginia waters during the months of May through September.
In addition, this emergency chapter describes a method of identifying, with the use of tags, where any shellfish were originally harvested, from Virginia waters, at any time.
This emergency chapter is promulgated pursuant to the authority contained in §§28.2-201, 28.2-210 and 28.2-801 of the Code of Virginia.
This emergency chapter amends and re-adopts, as amended, previous Chapter 4VAC 20-1230-10 et seq., which was adopted September 28, 2010 and made effective January 1, 2011.
The effective date of this emergency chapter is January 1, 2011.
The purpose of this emergency chapter is to establish a method of identifying the original Virginia harvest area of any shellfish, at any time of the year. In addition, harvest times and handling procedures for shellfish harvested during the months of May through September, in order to protect the health of the public, are described herein.