Maine Revised Statutes

§6431-A. Trap limit

1. Limit.  Before March 1, 2000, the holder of a Class I, Class II or Class III license issued under section 6421 may not submerge more than 1,000 traps. After February 29, 2000, the holder of a Class I, Class II or Class III license or a nonresident lobster and crab landing permit issued under section 6421 may not submerge more than 800 traps. If a lower trap limit is adopted by rule for a zone pursuant to section 6446, a license holder who fishes in that zone may not submerge a number of traps that exceeds the lower limit.
The number of traps fished from a vessel may not exceed the applicable trap limit established in this subsection, regardless of the number of license holders fishing from that vessel.
[ 2007, c. 201, §12 (AMD) .]
2. Trap limit exception. 
[ 1999, c. 187, §1 (RP) .]
3. Effective date. 
[ 1999, c. 187, §1 (RP) .]
4. Violation.  A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
[ 2001, c. 421, Pt. B, §22 (NEW); 2001, c. 421, Pt. C, §1 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 468, §5 (NEW). 1997, c. 19, §1 (AMD). 1999, c. 187, §1 (RPR). 2001, c. 421, §B22 (AMD). 2001, c. 421, §C1 (AFF). 2007, c. 201, §12 (AMD).