VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION
"PERTAINING TO THE SEPARATION BETWEEN NETS"
CHAPTER 4 VAC 20-1220-10 ET SEQ.
This chapter establishes the minimum distance between a fixed fishing device and any other net, as directed by Section 28.2-307 B of the Code of Virginia.
This chapter is promulgated pursuant to the authority contained in §§ 28.2-201 and 28.2-307 of the Code of Virginia. The effective date of this chapter is September 1, 2009.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a minimum distance separating any net and the side or end of any fixed fishing device.
The following words when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: "Fixed fishing device" means a pound net, fyke net or staked gill net.
4VAC20-1220-30. Required distance between nets.
It is unlawful to place a net within 300 yards of the side or end of any fixed fishing device, unless in the same row.