Maine Revised Statutes

§6139. Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat Advisory Council

1. Appointment; composition; term; compensation.  The Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat Advisory Council, referred to in this section as "the council," is established and consists of 7 members appointed by the commissioner. All council members must have a demonstrated interest in the restoration and recovery of diadromous species. A majority of the council members must have interest and experience in the management of Atlantic salmon. One member of the council must represent interests in the southern coastal area, one member must represent interests in the midcoast area, one member must represent interests in the Downeast area, one member must represent interests in the northern part of the State, one member must represent interests from the Penobscot watershed and one member must represent interests in the Kennebec watershed. In addition the council must have one member who represents tribal interests. Members must be appointed to 3-year terms and may serve 2 consecutive terms. Members are compensated as provided in Title 5, chapter 379.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Powers and duties; meetings; officers.  The council shall give the commissioner information and advice concerning the development of plans and programs for the protection, preservation, enhancement, restoration and management of all diadromous species in each of the river basin complexes that represent the historic range of diadromous fish in the State. The council shall give the commission information and advice concerning the development of plans and programs for the protection, preservation, enhancement, restoration and management of Atlantic salmon. The council shall hold meetings with the commissioner, or the commissioner's designee. The council shall elect one of its members as chair, one as vice-chair and one as secretary, all for a term of one year, at the first regular meeting in each year. The officers have the following duties.
A. The chair shall call and preside at all meetings of the council. [2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §6 (NEW).]
B. The vice-chair shall call and preside at all meetings of the council in the chair's absence. [2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §6 (NEW).]
C. The secretary shall cause records to be taken and preserved of all meetings of the council. [2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §6 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §6 (NEW) .]
3. Quorum.  A quorum is a majority of the current members of the council.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §6 (NEW) .]
4. Council actions.  An affirmative vote of a majority of the members present at a meeting or polled is required for any action. An action may not be considered unless a quorum is present or, if there is no meeting, a quorum responds to a written poll.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §6 (NEW).