§6440. Closed periods
It is unlawful to raise or haul any lobster trap: [2001, c. 123, §1 (AMD).]
1. Summer. During the period 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise from June 1st to September 30th, both days inclusive, and during the period 1/2 hour after sunset until 4 a.m. from October 1st to October 31st, both days inclusive; and
[ 2017, c. 32, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Weekends. During the period from 4 p.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time, Saturday, to 1/2 hour before sunrise the following Monday morning from June 1st to August 31st, both days inclusive, except that it is lawful to raise or haul traps during this period if a hurricane warning issued by the National Weather Service is in effect for any coastal waters of the State.
[ 2001, c. 123, §1 (AMD) .]
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW). 1991, c. 678, (AMD). 1999, c. 790, §E1 (AMD). 2001, c. 123, §1 (AMD). 2017, c. 32, §1 (AMD).