Maine Revised Statutes

§6724. Otter trawl in Penobscot River

1. Prohibition.  A person may not fish for or take scallops by use of an otter trawl inside and upriver of a line drawn from the lighthouse on Dice Head, Castine to Turtle Head on Islesboro and thence to the town wharf at Bayside, Northport.
[ 2007, c. 607, Pt. B, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Violations.  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, §6 (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, §6 (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, §6 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 607, Pt. B, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW). 2007, c. 607, Pt. B, §6 (RPR).