VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION
"PROHIBITS THE SNAGGING OF FISH"
REGULATION 4 VAC 20-740-10 ET SEQ.
This regulation prohibits the snagging of fish .
This regulation is promulgated pursuant to authority contained in § 28.2-201 of the Code of Virginia. This regulation amends and readopts previous Regulation 450-01-0097 that was adopted on October 26, 1993 and was effective on November 1, 1993. The effective date of this regulation is April 12, 1995.
4 VAC 20-740-10. Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to reduce snagging injuries and mortalities to finfish in Virginia waters, and to preserve the public safety by prohibiting the practice of snagging.
4 VAC 20-740-20. Snagging prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to take or to attempt to take any finfish by means of snagging.
4 VAC 20-740-30. Penalty.
As set forth in § 28.2-903 of the Code of Virginia, any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor, and a second or subsequent violation of any provision of this chapter committed by the same person within 12 months of a prior violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor.