A. Any person desiring to take or catch finfish or shellfish for recreational purposes in the tidal waters of the Commonwealth using commercial gear authorized under § 28.2-226.2, and for which an exemption is not provided in § 28.2-226, or included in § 28.2-302.1, shall first obtain the appropriate commercial gear license for recreational purposes. A license to use such gear for recreational purposes shall be issued to an individual for his exclusive use and shall not be transferable.
D. For purposes of this section and §§ 28.2-226.2 and 28.2-232, “recreational purposes” means finfish or shellfish taken for personal use and not sold, traded, bartered or given to another in order to be sold, traded or bartered.
1993, c. 219; 2005, c. 124; 2015, c. 468.