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No. No fishing for lobsters one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise. Diving at night is allowed but lobsters may not be taken. (Many scuba divers enjoy night diving)
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It is illegal to have in your possession for a period longer than is necessary for immediate measuring any lobster.
Mass General Law: 130 Marine Fish and Fisheries
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A lobster has to be 3 1/4 inches long and must be measured with a regulation lobster gauge. The lobster must be measured from the rear of the eye socket along a line parallel to the center line of the body shell to the rear end of the body shell.
Each diver taking lobsters must have obtained a lobster license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A dive flag must have the diver's permit number displayed on the flag and dive tanks that he is diving with. The driver's permit must be available at all times.
No person shall take or attempt to take with the aid and use of a boat any lobsters or edible crabs by pot, traps, or other contrivances designed or adapted to the taking of lobsters or edible crabs without first displaying the buoy colors used by him in accordance with his license by painting the color or colors (a) on each side of the hull or upon panels attached to each side of the hull, or (b) upon both sides of a single panel which is attached to the boat on top of the bow, or by mounting a buoy, not less than 11 inches in length, and 4 inches in diameter, with his color scheme thereon, in an upright position at least 6 inches above the boat. See Chapter 130 Section 38A.
No- a group of divers may utilize one flag per group. Individual divers are required to be within 100 ft of the flag when at or near the surface of the water.
There are no open clam flats in the Town of Rockport. The Town is under an Administrative Closure per the State of Massachusetts.