Maine Revised Statutes

§6803-A. Seaweed buyer's license

1. License required.   A seaweed buyer's license is required for a person who purchases more than 10 wet tons or an equivalent number of dry tons annually directly from seaweed harvesters holding a permit under section 6803. A person may not engage in the activities authorized under this section without a current seaweed buyer's license.
[ 2009, c. 561, §30 (AMD) .]
2. Licensed activity.   The holder of a seaweed buyer's license may buy, possess, ship, transport or sell seaweed.
[ 2009, c. 283, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Fees.   The fee for a seaweed buyer's license is:
A. Two hundred dollars for a resident seaweed buyer's license; and [2009, c. 283, §1 (NEW).]
B. Five hundred dollars for a nonresident seaweed buyer's license. [2009, c. 283, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 283, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Disposition of fees.   Fees collected under this section accrue to the Seaweed Management Fund established in section 6806.
[ 2009, c. 283, §1 (NEW) .]
5. Violation.   A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500 may be adjudged.
[ 2009, c. 283, §1 (NEW) .]

A holder of a license issued under this section may buy only from a harvester who possesses a seaweed permit under section 6803. The harvester shall make the seaweed permit available for inspection upon the license holder’s request. [2009, c. 478, §1 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY
2009, c. 283, §1 (NEW). 2009, c. 478, §1 (AMD). 2009, c. 561, §30 (AMD).