An Act To Authorize Tribal-state Memoranda in the Eel and Elver Fisheries
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6302-C is enacted to read:
§ 6302-C. Memorandum of agreement between federally recognized Indian tribes and the State
This bill authorizes the Commissioner of Marine Resources to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Penobscot Nation, Aroostook Band of Micmacs or Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians regarding the management of commercial fishing in the eel and elver fisheries. This bill requires the commissioner to report the terms of a memorandum of agreement to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over marine resources matters. The committee may report out a bill to the next regular session of the Legislature after the session in which the report is received to make any necessary statutory changes in response to the agreement.