Town of Yarmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Yarmouth 4-7-1981 by Art. 16.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Water activities — See Ch. 141.
Fisheries — See Ch. 150.
Herring — See Ch. 153.
[1]
Editor's Note: This chapter was derived from regulations adopted by the Board of Selectmen 3-8-1976.
The following regulations shall apply to the commercial taking of eel:
A. 
No fyke nets shall be allowed.
B. 
Permit numbers shall be displayed on all pots and buoys.
C. 
The Selectmen reserve the right to open and close certain areas to be fished.
D. 
No person shall be permitted to fish over 40 pots.
E. 
All buoys shall be painted yellow, the Town's color.
F. 
Pots shall not be set in navigable marked channels.
G. 
Any person having held a commercial eel permit for the previous year shall give a written report of his total catch before receiving a new commercial eel permit.
H. 
The fee for a commercial eel permit shall be $25 per year.
[Amended 2-16-1994 by Art. 9, approved 3-31-1994]
I. 
The Town of Yarmouth shall not issue nonresident commercial eel permits.
[Added 2-16-1994 by Art. 9, approved 3-31-1994]
The following regulations shall apply to the taking of eel by a family:
A. 
Shellfish permit holders shall be entitled to three pots.
B. 
Nonresident family:
(1) 
Limit: three pots.
(2) 
Fee: $25.
C. 
All pots and buoys shall be marked with the Town colors.
D. 
Permit numbers shall be displayed on pots and buoys.
[Amended 5-29-1990]
The penalty for violation of any of these regulations shall be a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $75 for each offense and/or the suspension or revocation of the offender's permit or license.