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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 100B: Taking striped bass; methods; traps

Section 100B. No person shall take, or attempt to take, with or by the use of a net, seine or any other contrivance of any kind or description, except hook and line, any striped bass within the jurisdiction of the commonwealth; provided, that it shall not be a violation of this section for any person to take striped bass by means of such seine, net or other contrivance, while fishing for other fish for the catching of which the use of such seine, net or other contrivance is permitted, if such striped bass is immediately returned to the waters from which taken. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by imprisonment for sixty days or by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, or by both such imprisonment and fine.