Maine Revised Statutes

§12609-A. Purchase or sale of certain fish

1. Prohibition.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person may not directly or indirectly purchase or sell the following species of fish:
A. Black bass; [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. Landlocked salmon; [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
C. Pickerel; [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
D. Togue; [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
E. Trout; or [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
F. White perch. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
2. Fish produced by commercial producers or imported.  A person may purchase or sell fish that have been lawfully produced by commercial producers within the State or that have been lawfully imported from without the State.
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
3. Skins of fish preserved through taxidermy.  A person may purchase or sell the skins of fish that have been preserved for display through the art of taxidermy.
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
4. Penalty.  A person who violates this section commits a Class E crime. The court shall also impose a fine of $20 for each fish unlawfully possessed, none of which may be suspended.
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §271 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 655, §B271 (NEW). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).