Maine Revised Statutes

§12659-A. Ice fishing regulations

1. Five-line limit.  Unless otherwise provided by rule, a person licensed to fish may not fish through the ice with more than 5 lines set or otherwise.
A. [2005, c. 397, Pt. E, §9 (RP).]
B. [2005, c. 397, Pt. E, §9 (RP).]
C. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2005, c. 477, §17 (NEW).]
D. A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2005, c. 477, §17 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 477, §17 (AMD) .]
2. Penalty. 
[ 2005, c. 397, Pt. E, §10 (RP) .]
3. Unattended lines.  Except as provided in subsection 4, a person licensed to fish shall have all lines under that person's immediate supervision.
A. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2005, c. 477, §18 (NEW).]
B. A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2005, c. 477, §18 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 477, §18 (AMD) .]
4. Checking cusk lines.  A person fishing through the ice for cusk in the nighttime shall visit at least once every hour all lines set by that person for cusk.
A. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2005, c. 477, §19 (NEW).]
B. A person who violates this subsection after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2005, c. 477, §19 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 214, §10 (AMD) .]
5. Penalty. 
[ 2005, c. 477, §20 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 655, §B282 (NEW). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF). 2005, c. 397, §§E9-11 (AMD). 2005, c. 477, §§17-20 (AMD). 2009, c. 214, §10 (AMD).

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