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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO POSSESS, PROPAGATE, BUY AND SELL LARGEMOUTH BASS
(BLACK BASS) AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUNFISH FAMILY IN VIRGINIA (24 – SUNF)
(Under Authority of § 29.1-412, and 417 of the Code of Virginia, and 4 VAC 15-360 of the Virginia
Administrative Code)
Permit Period is January 1
st
through December 31
st
(or part thereof)
Non-refundable Application Fee: $50.00
Permit (Check One): ____ NEW ____ RENEWAL
Previous VDWR Permit #.____________
____Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss.
Name of Applicant ________________________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________________________________
__________________ ________ _____________ County ______________________________________
City
State
Zip
Phone Number _________________________ Email ___________________________________
___
Date of Birth
Last four of SSN
Last 4 of Drivers’ Lic#
Business Name ___________________________________________________________________________
Business
Address_________________________________________________________________________________
____________________ ________ _____________
__________________________________________
City
State
Zip
County
Phone Number ______________________
Name and location (e911 address-no P.O. Box) of facility if different from above, where animal(s) will be sold:
__________________________________________________________________County________________
Type of business:
SN
[
] Largemouth bass (black bass) and other members of the sunfish family catch-out pond ($50.00)
[Fishing license not required]. Permit required only if fish are being sold by weight (e.g. by the pound)
Annual Report Required
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO POSSESS, PROPAGATE, BUY AND SELL LARGEMOUTH BASS
(BLACK BASS) AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUNFISH FAMILY IN VIRGINIA (24 – SUNF)
(Under Authority of § 29.1-412, and 417 of the Code of Virginia, and 4 VAC 15-360 of the Virginia
Administrative Code)
Permit Period is January 1
st
through December 31
st
(or part thereof)
Non-refundable Application Fee: $50.00
Permit (Check One): ____ NEW ____ RENEWAL
Previous VDWR Permit #.____________
____Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss.
Name of Applicant ________________________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________________________________
__________________ ________ _____________ County ______________________________________
City
State
Zip
Phone Number _________________________ Email ___________________________________
___
Date of Birth
Last four of SSN
Last 4 of Drivers’ Lic#
Business Name ___________________________________________________________________________
Business
Address_________________________________________________________________________________
____________________ ________ _____________
__________________________________________
City
State
Zip
County
Phone Number ______________________
Name and location (e911 address-no P.O. Box) of facility if different from above, where animal(s) will be sold:
__________________________________________________________________County________________
Type of business:
SN
[
] Largemouth bass (black bass) and other members of the sunfish family catch-out pond ($50.00)
[Fishing license not required]. Permit required only if fish are being sold by weight (e.g. by the pound)
Annual Report Required
9/29/2020
The following captive-bred species may be held and sold by SN for human consumption and for use in catch-out
ponds.
[
] Largemouth bass (black bass) and other members of the sunfish family (List specific species with Common
Name & Scientific Name). *Selling live fish for stocking requires a Hold and Sell Certain Fish, Snakes, Snapping
Turtles and Hellgrammites for Sale Permit.
Common Name
Scientific Name
__________________________________________
_____________________________________
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_____________________________________
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Applicant signature ____________________________________ Date__________________________
By my signature above, I hereby certify that all entries made on this application are true and complete, and I agree
and understand that any falsification of information herein, regardless of time of discovery, may result in denial
or revocation of my permit. TYPED SIGNATURE IS AUTHORIZED AND BINDING PER CODE OF
VIRGINIA §59.1, CHAPTER 42.1, ET SEQ.
Make non-refundable application fee check payable to: Treasurer of Virginia and return to:
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Permits Section, P. O. Box 3337, Henrico, VA 23228
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
PERMIT TO POSSESS, PROPAGATE, BUY AND SELL LARGEMOUTH BASS (BLACK BASS) AND
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUNFISH FAMILY IN VIRGINIA
PERMIT CONDITIONS
As provided for in § 29.1-412 and 417 of the Code of Virginia, and 4 VAC 15-360 of the Virginia Administrative
Code, the permit shall be required by any person or establishment which sells for the specified purposes any of
the species listed below in subsection "A" (catch-out ponds, or for human consumption).
A. Permitted Species:
1. Game fish (sunfish)
Gamefish can only be held and sold for stocking private ponds (without Department stocking
authorization per 4 VAC 15-320-60 of the Virginia Administrative Code) with the exception of
trout (brown trout, brook trout, or rainbow trout) (4 VAC 15-330-190, Virginia Administrative
Code) which can be sold for any purpose, with the exception of bait as stated below. Gamefish
species authorized for holding and for sale as outlined above, include trout (including all
Salmonidae), all of the sunfish family (including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and spotted
bass, rock bass, bluegill and crappie), walleye, white bass, chain pickerel, muskellunge and
northern pike (4 VAC 15-320-40, Virginia Administrative Code) (§29.1-100, Code of Virginia).
2. Fish in these facilities cannot originate from state waters. They must be artificially raised and reside in
privately owned, non-public facilities.
3. Holding and stocking of striped bass or hybrid striped bass are not covered under this permit. A permit
must be obtained from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
4. Any Largemouth Bass/sunfish sold under this permit must be dead at the time of sale. Selling live fish
for stocking requires an aquaculture permit.
B. Possession Limits: Privately owned facilities may possess and sell unlimited quantities when possession is
accompanied by a valid invoice or bill of sale from an individual permitted by this
Department or from a properly permitted aquaculture facility in Virginia or out-of-state.
C. Exceptions and Restrictions:
1. Sunfish Catch-out Ponds (no fishing license required) $50.00
a. Largemouth bass (black bass) and other members of the sunfish family fishing ponds shall have a
continuous open season for taking sunfish in any department authorized commercially operated
fishing ponds without creel or hours restricted. (§29.1-531.D., Code of Virginia; 4 VAC 15-330-10,
Virginia Administrative Code)
b. The operator of a largemouth bass (black bass) and other members of the sunfish family fishing
pond shall be required to furnish each fisherman taking sunfish therein a bill of sale, which shall
include the name of the fisherman, date, species and number of sunfish creeled. The fisherman shall
retain this bill of sale as long as the fish are in his possession and a duplicate thereof shall remain
with the operator of the commercially operated fishing pond and be made available for inspection
by all authorized department personnel (4 VAC 15-330-180, Virginia Administrative Code).
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c. Public waters may not be used as a catch-out-pond. If a person wants to stock a stream and charge
people to fish, he needs a Fish Stocking Authorization Letter from a Regional Fisheries Biologist.
The customers must go by the state length and creel limits and have a fishing license. They do not
need a trout license if the area of stream is not designated stocked water.
D. Term of Permit: Permits are issued for a one-year period beginning January 1
st
and expiring December 31
st
st
(§29.1-413, Code of Virginia). All permits will expire December 31
, regardless of date of
issuance. Permit fees are not prorated. It shall be the responsibility of the permittee to initiate
any and all renewals.
E. Inspections: Authorized representatives of the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources may make periodic
inspections of the facility and stocks of each operation and permittee shall allow such inspections
at any reasonable time.
F. Record Keeping: Permittees shall maintain detailed records which shall include an account of sales by date,
purchaser, species and number or poundage sold. Records and receipts shall be retained by
permittee for a period of one year.
G. Annual Report Requirement: An Annual Report is required for all transactions involving largemouth bass
(black bass) and other members of the sunfish family. Reports are due on
December 31
st
.
H. Compliance/Violation/Revocation:
1. 4 VAC 15-290-130 of the Virginia Administrative Code requires that a permit holder shall comply with
all terms and conditions of any permit issued by the Department of Wildlife Resources pursuant to Title
29.1 of the Code of Virginia and the regulations of the board pertaining to hunting, fishing, trapping,
attempting to take, possession, sale, offering for sale, transporting or causing to be transported, importing
or exporting, propagating, exhibiting, and rehabilitating of any wild bird, wild animal or fish. The penalty
for violation of this section is a Class 3 misdemeanor unless another penalty is specified. Further, any
violation of state or federal wildlife laws related to the permitted activities by the permittee, his/her agents
or employees, or guests will constitute a violation of the conditions of the permit.
2. As provided by 4 VAC 15-30-5 of the Virginia Administrative Code, failure to comply with the provisions
of a permit may result in the revocation or suspension of the permit for a period up to but not to exceed
five (5) years. Any person whose permit is revoked, or suspended may appeal that decision in writing, to
the Executive Director, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, P. O. Box 3337, Henrico, VA 23228.
I. Federal, State, or Local Laws: This permit does not absolve the permittee of any responsibilities or
conditions of any other Federal, State, or Local laws and regulations,
including those that apply to Threatened/Endangered (T&E) Species.
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
ANNUAL REPORTING FORM FOR POSSESSING, PROPAGATING, BUYING, AND/OR SELLING
OF LARGEMOUTH BASS (BLACK BASS) AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUNFISH FAMILY
st
Report Due Date is December 31
NAME: _______________________________________________ VDWR PERMIT #_______________
ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________TELEPHONE #________________________
NUMBER OF PONDS ___________TOTAL ACREAGE OF PONDS ___________________________
SALES OF LARGEMOUTH BASS (BLACK BASS) AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUNFISH FAMILY
COMMON NAME
NUMBER SOLD
POUNDS SOLD
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bluegill
Black Crappie
SIGNATURE: ________________________________________________DATE:_____________________
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
RETURN TO:
Permits Section
P. O. Box 3337
Henrico, VA 23228
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