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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 100D: Eels; methods of taking

Section 100D. No person shall take or attempt to take eels, Anguilla rostrata, by any contrivance other than by nets, pots, spears, or angling. The director is hereby authorized to establish rules and regulations governing the size, shape, mesh size, and manner of marking such nets or pots.

It shall be unlawful for a person to take or possess elvers or eels of a size less than 9 inches total length.

A violation of the first paragraph shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both. A violation of the second paragraph shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.