Maine Revised Statutes

§6554. Pacific salmon; method of taking; limits

1. Minimum length.  A person may not take or possess Pacific salmon which are less than 14 inches in length.
[ 1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §7 (AMD); 1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1,2 (AFF) .]
2. Method of taking.  A person may not fish for or take Pacific salmon from the coastal waters by any means other than hook and line with a single hook.
[ 1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §7 (AMD); 1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1,2 (AFF) .]
3. Limits.  A person may not take more than 2 Pacific salmon in any one day.
[ 1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §7 (AMD); 1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1,2 (AFF) .]
4. Exception for aquaculture.  A person lawfully engaged in the aquaculture of Pacific salmon is exempt from this section if that person holds a special license, if required, under section 6074.
[ 1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §7 (AMD); 1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1,2 (AFF) .]
5. Recommendations; commissioner.  Nothing in this chapter may prohibit the commissioner from recommending to the Legislature changes in the limit on Pacific salmon that may be taken by hook and line with a single hook.
[ 1983, c. 662, §5 (NEW) .]
6. Penalty.  A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture of not less than $100 and not more than $500 may be adjudged.
[ 1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §7 (NEW); 1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1,2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW). 1983, c. 662, §5 (AMD). 1999, c. 771, §B7 (AMD). 1999, c. 771, §§D1,2 (AFF).