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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 40: Closed season on edible crabs

Section 40. No person, either as principal, agent or employee, shall between January first and the following April thirtieth, both dates inclusive, take or catch edible crabs, by the use of traps or otherwise, from the coastal waters. Violation of the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars.