Maine Revised Statutes

§6473. Fishing in other waters

1. Limitations.  A person registered for Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area trap tags under section 6474 may not fish for or take lobsters:
A. In the State's 3-mile territorial sea at any time, except in that portion of the coastal waters designated under section 6471 as the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area during the open season established for the area under section 6472; and [1997, c. 574, §4 (NEW).]
B. In federal waters during the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area closed season. [1997, c. 574, §4 (NEW).]
[ 1997, c. 574, §4 (NEW) .]
2. Exceptions.   The following exceptions apply to a person registered for Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area trap tags under section 6474.
A. Notwithstanding subsection 1, a person registered for Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area trap tags may serve as a crew member to assist in the licensed activities under the direct supervision of a Class I, Class II or Class III lobster and crab fishing license holder outside the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area. [2011, c. 486, §6 (NEW).]
B. Notwithstanding subsection 1, a person registered for Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area trap tags who holds a federal lobster permit with a Lobster Management Area 3 designation may fish for or take lobsters from Lobster Management Area 3, as identified in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster. [2011, c. 486, §6 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 486, §6 (RPR) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 574, §4 (NEW). 2005, c. 239, §7 (AMD). 2011, c. 486, §6 (AMD).