Maine Revised Statutes

§12751. Commissioner's authority relating to culture and research

1. Setting apart waters.  The commissioner may by rule, pursuant to section 10104, subsection 1, set apart, for a term not to exceed 10 years, any inland water for use by the State in conducting work on fish culture and scientific research relative to fish.
In the waters so set apart, the commissioner and persons acting under the commissioner's authority in their respective fish culture and scientific work may take fish at any time or in any manner and erect and maintain any fixtures necessary for these purposes. In no instance may the commissioner permit the taking of fish by explosive, poisonous or stupefying substances, except for the use of registered fish toxicants for reclamation purposes.
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §296 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
2. Taking of certain fish. 
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §296 (RP) .]
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §B296 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).

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