Maine Revised Statutes

§6140-A. Atlantic salmon; method of fishing; season

Unless more restrictive rules are adopted by the commission, the following restrictions apply to methods of fishing and the season for Atlantic salmon. [2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §8 (NEW).]

1. Catch and release only.  All fishing for Atlantic salmon is catch and release, except for Atlantic salmon lawfully raised by means of aquaculture.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §8 (NEW) .]
2. Method of fishing.  A person may not fish for Atlantic salmon in waters of the State by any means other than hook and line with an unweighted artificial fly.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §8 (NEW) .]
3. Closed season.  A person may not fish for Atlantic salmon from waters of the State by any means from October 16th to April 30th.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §8 (NEW) .]
4. Open season.  The commission, after consultation with and advice from the Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat Advisory Council, may establish by rule an open season during which a person may fish for Atlantic salmon. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §8 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 240, Pt. QQ, §8 (NEW).