Maine Revised Statutes

§6703. Noncommercial scallop license; fee

1. License required.  A person may not engage in the activities authorized by this license under this section without a current noncommercial scallop license.
[ 1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §8 (AMD); 1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1, 2 (AFF) .]
2. Licensed activity.  The holder of a noncommercial scallop license may take scallops by hand or by use of a drag and may possess, ship or transport scallops he has taken.
[ 1985, c. 662, §4 (NEW) .]
3. License limitation; quantity.  In any one day, the holder of a noncommercial scallop license may not take or possess more than 1 1/2 bushels of shell scallops or one gallon of shucked scallops.
[ 2013, c. 492, §8 (AMD) .]
3-A. License limitation; personal use.  The holder of a noncommercial scallop license may take or possess scallops for personal use only and may not sell scallops the holder has taken.
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. F, §20 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
4. Fee.  The fee for a noncommercial scallop license is $18.
[ 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §19 (AMD) .]
5. Penalty.  A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which the following penalties apply:
A. For the first offense, a mandatory fine of $500 is imposed and all scallops on board may be seized; [2007, c. 607, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
B. For the 2nd offense, a mandatory fine of $750 is imposed and all scallops on board may be seized; and [2007, c. 607, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
C. For the 3rd and subsequent offenses, a mandatory fine of $750 is imposed and all scallops on board may be seized. This penalty is imposed in addition to the penalty imposed under section 6728-B. [2007, c. 607, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 607, Pt. B, §3 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1985, c. 662, §4 (NEW). 1991, c. 528, §T7 (AMD). 1991, c. 528, §RRR (AFF). 1991, c. 591, §T7 (AMD). 1999, c. 771, §§B8,9 (AMD). 1999, c. 771, §§D1,2 (AFF). 2003, c. 20, §WW15 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §§F19,20 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §X2 (AFF). 2007, c. 557, §3 (AMD). 2007, c. 607, Pt. A, §3 (AMD). 2007, c. 607, Pt. B, §3 (AMD). 2007, c. 695, Pt. I, §3 (AMD). 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §19 (AMD). 2013, c. 301, §16 (AMD). 2013, c. 492, §8 (AMD).