Maine Revised Statutes

§6575-K. Elver individual fishing quota

1. Prohibition on possession or sale of elvers in excess of elver individual fishing quota.  A person may not possess or sell a weight of elvers that exceeds the elver individual fishing quota that person has been allocated for the fishing season pursuant to section 6505-A, subsection 3-A, plus any additional quota the person may be authorized to take under section 6575-L.
[ 2015, c. 131, §2 (AMD) .]
2. Prohibition on fishing after elver individual fishing quota has been reached.   Except as provided in section 6575-L, this section applies to fishing after a person's elver individual fishing quota has been reached. A person who has sold a weight of elvers that meets or exceeds that person's elver individual fishing quota may not fish for or possess elvers for the remainder of the season, except that such a person who has been issued a license to fish for elvers may in accordance with section 6575-D assist another person who has been issued a license to fish for elvers who has not met or exceeded that person's elver individual fishing quota as provided in section 6505-A, subsection 3-A. All gear tagged by a license holder who has met or exceeded that person's elver individual fishing quota must be removed. A marine patrol officer may seize the elver transaction card of a license holder who has met or exceeded that person's elver individual fishing quota.
[ 2015, c. 131, §2 (AMD) .]
3. Violation.  An individual who in fact violates this section commits a crime in accordance with section 6204 for which a fine of $2,000 must be imposed, none of which may be suspended.
[ 2013, c. 485, §9 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2013, c. 485, §9 (NEW). 2015, c. 131, §2 (AMD).