An Act To Create a Commercial Menhaden Fishing License
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6041, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2019, c. 332, §1 and affected by §3, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §6302-A, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2013, c. 254, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 12 MRSA §6502-A, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2011, c. 598, §22, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 12 MRSA §6502-C is enacted to read:
§ 6502-C. Commercial menhaden fishing license
A person may select only one license category for a commercial menhaden fishing license. The small scale license category may be selected only by an individual who holds a license issued under section 6421, subsection 1, paragraph A, B, C or E.
This bill removes the authority to fish for Atlantic menhaden from the commercial pelagic and anadromous fishing license and creates a new commercial menhaden fishing license with 2 license categories.