LD 908 (subjects: SHELLFISH , SCALLOPS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=908&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Lydia Blume of York: (D – District 3) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Jeffrey Pierce of Dresden: (R – District 53) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. David Sawicki of Auburn: (R – District 64) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Michael Devin of Newcastle: (D – District 90) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Jeff McCabe of Skowhegan: (D – District 107) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. William Tuell of East Machias: (R – District 139) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Matthew Dana II of the Passamaquoddy Tribe: (I – District 153) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. David Miramant of Knox: (D – District 12) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|3/12/2015||House||Committee on Marine Resources suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/12/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Baker of Sagadahoc, REFERRED to the Committee on Marine Resources, in concurrence.|
|4/9/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Promote Sustainability in the Scallop Fishing Industry
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 6073-E is enacted to read:
6073-E. Limit exemption; scallop aquaculture
A person who cultivates scallops pursuant to a lease issued under section 6072, 6072-A or 6072-B or a license issued under section 6072-C is exempt from the scallop harvesting limit set forth in section 6721-B for scallops harvested from the leased area.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA 6706, sub- 2, as amended by PL 2011, c. 237, 1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 12 MRSA 6706, sub- 2-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 12 MRSA 6706, sub- 3, as amended by PL 2011, c. 237, 2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. 12 MRSA 6721-B is enacted to read:
6721-B. Scallop harvesting limit
Except as provided in section 6073-E, a person may not harvest more than 90 pounds of scallops per day.
Sec. 6. 12 MRSA 6723, as repealed and replaced by PL 2007, c. 607, Pt. A, 7, is repealed.
Sec. 7. 12 MRSA 6727-A is enacted to read:
6727-A. Maximum drag width
A person may not possess on any vessel fishing for scallops in the territorial waters, or use when fishing for or taking scallops in the territorial waters, a drag or any combination of drags that measures in excess of 5 feet, 6 inches across from one extreme outside edge of the mouth of the drag or combination of drags to the opposite extreme outside edge.
This bill creates a 90-pound per day, per person harvesting limit on scallops; however, this bill exempts scallops harvested through aquaculture from this limit. The bill provides that a hand fishing scallop license or scallop dragging license must be issued to an applicant who previously held a hand fishing scallop license or scallop dragging license, which had expired. The bill also imposes a maximum width of 5 feet, 6 inches for scallop drags.
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