Maine Revised Statutes

§6575. Open season; elver harvesting

1. Open season.   It is unlawful for a person to fish for or take elvers within the waters of the State except during the open season from noon on March 22nd to noon on June 7th.
[ 2015, c. 391, §9 (AMD) .]
1-A. Federally recognized Indian tribes; violation.   It is unlawful for a person to fish for or take elvers in violation of rules adopted by the commissioner under section 6302-B, subsection 4.
[ 2015, c. 391, §10 (NEW) .]
2. Setting nets and traps.  It is unlawful for a person to immerse or leave immersed an elver fyke net or a Sheldon eel trap in any river, stream or brook of the waters of the State at any time other than the open season for elver fishing.
[ 1999, c. 7, §7 (AMD) .]
3. Locating nets.  It is unlawful for a person to designate or claim by any means a location in which to set an elver fyke net or a Sheldon eel trap at any time other than the open season for elver fishing.
[ 1999, c. 7, §7 (AMD) .]
4. Nets of certain sizes. 
[ 1999, c. 7, §7 (RP) .]
5. Violation.  A person who violates this section commits a Class D crime for which a fine of $2,000 must be imposed, none of which may be suspended. Violation of this section is a strict liability crime as defined in Title 17-A, section 34, subsection 4-A.
[ 2013, c. 49, §11 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 536, §A9 (NEW). 1995, c. 536, §A13 (AFF). 1997, c. 91, §4 (AMD). 1999, c. 7, §7 (AMD). 2013, c. 49, §11 (AMD). 2015, c. 391, §§9, 10 (AMD).