Maine Revised Statutes

§6723. Drag limits in Blue Hill Bay

1. Drag limit.  A person may not fish for or take scallops with any one combination of scallop drags in excess of 8 feet, 6 inches in width, measured from the extreme outside edge of the mouth of the drag or drags, in Blue Hill Bay above or north of a line drawn from Bass Harbor Head in the Town of Tremont westerly to Pond Island and thence to Naskeag Point in the Town of Brooklin.
[ 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §5 (AMD) .]
2. Violation.  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. A, §7 (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. A, §7 (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. A, §7 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 607, Pt. A, §7 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW). 1981, c. 91, (AMD). 2007, c. 607, Pt. A, §7 (RPR). 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §5 (AMD).