General Laws

Section 44A. The director may, by regulation approved by the marine fisheries advisory commission and promulgated pursuant to chapter thirty A, establish a program to protect V?notched lobsters. For purposes of this section, the term ''V?notched lobster'' means a female egg-bearing lobster from which a V?shaped piece of tail has been cut from the first right flipper next to the middle flipper by a person holding or covered by a permit issued pursuant to section thirty-eight.