General Laws

Section 95. Whoever takes, kills or hauls onshore or disturbs, injures, hinders or obstructs the passage of any herring, alewives or other swimming marine food fish in a fishery created by a city or town, without its permission or that of its lessees, or in a fishery legally created by a corporation, without the permission of such corporation, or in a public fishery regulated and controlled by a city or town, contrary to its regulations, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars. Prosecutions under this section shall be commenced within thirty days after the commission of the offence.