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322 CMR 1.00: Enforcement of Rules and Regulations

322 CMR 6.00: Regulation of Catches

Section 6.01: Lobster Maximum and Minimum Sizes
Section 6.02: Taking of Lobsters in the Coastal Waters of the Commonwealth
Section 6.03: Regulated Multi-Species Groundfish
Section 6.04: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Section 6.05: Atlantic Sea Scallop (Placopecten Magellanicus) Management
Section 6.06: Atlantic Salmon Restoration
Section 6.07: Striped Bass Fishery (Morone saxatilis)
Section 6.08: Surf Clam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries
Section 6.09: Regulation of Catches (Reserved)
Section 6.10: Management of the Atlantic Freshwater Clam (Corbicula fluminea)
Section 6.11: Bay Scallops Harvest Criteria
Section 6.12: Fish Pot Fishery Restrictions
Section 6.13: Lobster Trap Limit in the Coastal Waters of the Commonwealth
Section 6.14: Lobster Car Restrictions
 Section 6.15: Reserved
Section 6.16: Atlantic Sturgeon Prohibition
Section 6.17: River Herring
 Section 6.18: Bluefish Limits (Pomatomus salatrix)
Section 6.19: Blue Crab Restrictions
Section 6.20: Minimum Sizes for Quahogs, Soft Shelled Clams and Oysters
Section 6.21: Whelk Conservation and Management
Section 6.22: Summer Flounder (Fluke) Restrictions
Section 6.23: Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus mordax) Restrictions
Section 6.24: Sea Urchin Management
Section 6.25: Lobster Landing Window
Section 6.26: Bycatch Lobster Landing/Possession Limits
Section 6.27: Scup and Black Sea Bass Permitting and Reporting Requirements
Section 6.28: Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Restrictions
Section 6.29: Acushnet River Estuary Fisheries Closures
Section 6.30: American Eels
Section 6.31: Trap Tags
Section 6.32: Shell-on Lobster Parts
Section 6.33: Lobster Management Areas
Section 6.34: Horseshoe Crab Management
Section 6.35: Spiny Dogfish Management
Section 6.36: Quahog Management in State Waters
Section 6.37: Coastal Shark Conservation and Management
Section 6.38: Shellfish Landing and Harvest Restrictions Necessitated by Marine Biotoxins
Section 6.39: Loligo Squid Management
Section 6.40: Commercial Tautog (Tautoga onitis) Fishery Limits
 Section 6.41: The Further Regulation of Possession and Size Limits
Section 6.42: Restrictions on Hook and Line Gears
 Section 6.43: Atlantic Menhaden Management
Section 6.44: Cancer Crab Management

322 CMR 13.00: Reserved

322 CMR 14.00: Regulation of Aquaculture Products