SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 59 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:--
Fifty-eighth. Upon the acceptance of this section by a city or town, the board of assessors may grant real and personal property tax abatement up to 100 per cent of the total tax assessed to a resident who is a licensed commercial fisherman, lobsterman, oyster farmer, or other type of fish farmer, subject to eligibility criteria to be established by the board of assessors.
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