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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2281         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 738

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Peter V. Kocot

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to inshore resource depletion.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2281        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 738

By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 738) of Peter V. Kocot for legislation to establish rules and regulations for the fishing of herring within the waters of the Commonwealth.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2015 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to inshore resource depletion.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Chapter 130 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 95 the following section:-

              "Section 95A. The director shall promulgate regulations and rules, including a system of fines, prohibiting the use of all midwater trawl and pair trawling for herring in Massachusetts waters, shall establish herring fishery rules and regulations that are compatible with regional efforts to rebuild valuable groundfish resources, including, but not limited to maximum vessel size permitted to fish within coastal waters, shall establish rules and regulations creating coastal herring fishing buffer zones, shall establish rules and regulations minimizing by catch mortality of groundfish, bluefin tuna and striped bass and shall increase observer coverage and establish a weight-based landing accounting system for all vessels targeting herring."             

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