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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 24: Violation of Sec. 23; tort liability

Section 24. Whoever, contrary to any provision of section twenty-three, himself, or by his agent or servant, does, or allows or suffers to be done, any act causing damage to the shellfish resources within the limits of a city or town shall be liable to said city or town in tort, in triple the amount of damage thereby done.

Whoever, contrary to any provision of section twenty-three, himself, or by his agent or servant, does, or allows or suffers to be done, any act causing damage to any fishery resource, with the exception of shellfish located within the limits of a city or town, within the marine boundaries of the commonwealth, shall be liable to the commonwealth in tort, in triple the amount of damage thereby done.

Whoever, contrary to any provision of section twenty-three, himself, or by his agent or servant, does, or allows or suffers to be done, any act causing damage to any private fishery resource within the marine boundaries of the commonwealth, shall be liable in tort, in triple the amount of the damage, to any person owning or leasing such private fishery rights.