§ 28.2-208

Marine Fishing Improvement Fund continued

There is hereby continued a special, nonreverting fund in the state treasury to be known as the Marine Fishing Improvement Fund, hereinafter referred to as the Fund. The Fund shall consist of (i) that portion of the nonresident harvester’s license fees which have not been allocated to the Virginia Marine Products Fund as provided for in § 28.2-227, (ii) fees collected from the registration of commercial fishermen under § 28.2-241, and (iii) fees collected from the sale of seafood landing licenses under § 28.2-228.1. The Fund shall be administered by the Commission and used solely for (i) managing and improving marine fisheries, (ii) seafood product promotion and development services, (iii) mandatory reporting and stock assessment, (iv) education of commercial fishermen, (v) conservation and management strategies identified by the General Assembly and the Commission, (vi) public information pamphlets and summaries of rules issued with gear licenses, and (vii) retaining commercial fishermen to engage in replenishment, research, and stock assessment activities.


1991, c. 411, § 28.1-47.2; 1992, c. 836; 1993, c. 10; 1994, c. 541; 1996, c. 214.


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