LD 1560
Second Regular Session - 124th Maine Legislature
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LR 2365
Item 2
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Amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting the following:

‘An Act To Eliminate the 3-trap Limit in the Waters of the State’

Amend the bill by striking out all of section 1 and inserting the following:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6439,  as amended by PL 2001, c. 272, §3, is repealed.

Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §6447, sub-§5,  as amended by PL 1999, c. 187, §3, is further amended to read:

5. Council authority.   Upon approval in a referendum under subsection 6, a lobster management policy council may propose to the commissioner rules for a zone to place the following limitations on lobster and crab fishing license holders that fish in that zone, provided as long as the proposed limitations are equal to or stricter than the limitations under section 6431-A, 6439, 6439-A or 6440:
A.  The number of lobster traps fished and the time periods allowed for complying with that number;
B.  The number of lobster traps allowed on a trawl; and
C.  The time of day when lobster fishing may occur.

Sec. 3. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2011.’


This amendment eliminates the 3-trap limit in current law. It adds an effective date of January 1, 2011.

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