Byelaw 6: Berried (egg-bearing) or soft shelled crab (Cancer pagurus) or lobster (Homarus gammarus)
Edible crabs (brown crabs) and lobsters which are soft-shelled (i.e. have recently shed their old hard shell, leaving only a soft shell) or berried (i.e. carrying eggs) must not be taken. Any such crabs or lobsters which are caught must be returned to the sea immediately.
No person shall remove from any fishery any edible crab (Cancer pagurus)or lobster (Homarus gammarus) which is soft-shelled or berried (egg-bearing) but shall return such shellfish to the sea immediately.