VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION
"PERTAINING TO DISPLAY OF LICENSE TO CATCH FINFISH OR CRABS"
REGULATION 4 VAC 20-60-10 ET SEQ.
This regulation establishes requirements for the location and display of licenses for harvesting finfish and crabs.
This regulation is promulgated pursuant to the authority contained in §28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia. This regulation amends and re-adopts previous Regulation 450-01-0009, which was adopted January 22,1980 and was effective January 22, 1980. The effective date of this regulation is August 1, 1995.
4 VAC 20-60-10. Purpose.
The purpose of this regulation is to provide for effective enforcement of the licensing requirements of the Code of Virginia and any regulations requiring licenses.
4 VAC 20-60-20. Display.
A. Any person required to have a license or required to license a boat or a device for the purpose of taking or catching finfish or crabs shall have such license available for inspection during fishing and shall exhibit it whenever requested by any marine patrol officer.
B. If the license be for any type of fixed device, the holder of the license shall fasten the license plate securely in an upright position to one of the offshore stakes of the device.
4 VAC 20-60-30. Violation and penalty.
A. Failure to exhibit the license upon demand of any marine patrol officer, or failure to display the license plate as required, shall be prima facie evidence that such person is fishing without a license.
B. As set forth in § 28.2-225 of the Code of Virginia, any person fishing without the required license shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.