Maine Revised Statutes

§6602. Surf clam boat license

1. License required.  A person may not use a boat for dragging for the harvesting of surf clams unless that boat carries a current surf clam boat license issued by the commissioner.
[ 2007, c. 54, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Licensed activity.  A surf clam boat license issued under this section may be used for harvesting surf clams. The holder of a surf clam boat license may also possess or transport surf clams within state limits or sell surf clams the holder has taken to a wholesale seafood license holder certified under section 6856 or an enhanced retail certificate holder under section 6852, subsection 2-A. The license also authorizes the captain and crew members aboard the licensed boat when engaged in harvesting surf clams to undertake these activities.
[ 2011, c. 598, §27 (AMD) .]
3. Eligibility.  A surf clam boat license may be issued only to an individual who is a resident of this State.
[ 2007, c. 54, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Exception.  In any one day, a person may take or possess not more than 3 bushels of surf clams for personal use without a surf clam boat license.
[ 2007, c. 54, §2 (NEW) .]
5. Fee.  The fee for a surf clam boat license is $265.
[ 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §15 (AMD) .]
6. Violation.  A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
[ 2007, c. 54, §2 (NEW) .]
2007, c. 54, §2 (NEW). 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §15 (AMD). 2009, c. 217, §2 (AMD). 2011, c. 598, §27 (AMD).