1.Allocation of license fees.
Ten dollars of each $135.75 fee, $10 of each $132 fee, $10 of each $136 fee, $20 of each $203 fee, $20 of each $272.50 fee, $30 of each $407.25 fee, $30 of each $387 fee, $60 of each $785 fee, $60 of
each $790.75 fee, $120 of each $1,587.50 fee, $180 of each $2,369.25 fee, $5 of each $65 fee and $5 of each $66 fee for each
lobster and crab fishing license must be allocated to the Lobster Fund, which must be used for the purposes of lobster biology
research, of propagation of lobsters by liberating seed lobsters and female lobsters in Maine coastal waters and of establishing
and supporting lobster hatcheries.
2009, c. 561, §18 (AMD)
The commissioner may authorize the expenditure of the money in the Lobster Fund for the purpose of purchasing seed lobsters
from Maine lobster pound owners and female lobsters from wholesale seafood license holders. The commissioner shall establish
the purchase price for seed and female lobsters after consultation with the industry. The commissioner shall give priority
to purchasing seed lobsters.
1979, c. 127, §85 (AMD)
3.Liberation and v-notching.
The commissioner may provide purchased seed lobsters to lobster hatcheries. The remaining seed and all other female lobsters
shall be liberated in the coastal waters after v-notching them in the right flipper. The right flipper shall be determined
as established under section 6436, subsection 1.
1985, c. 237, §2 (RPR)
The commissioner may authorize the expenditure of money in the Lobster Fund for research and development programs which address
the restoration, development or conservation of lobster resources.
1985, c. 237, §2 (RPR)
The Lobster Fund shall not lapse.
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW)
The commissioner, with the advice of the Lobster Advisory Council, may authorize expenditure of money from the Lobster Fund,
any available funds and, as appropriated by the Legislature, the General Fund to make grants in support of the establishment
and operation of lobster hatcheries. The grants shall be for a one-year period and shall be renewable indefinitely upon successful
reapplication. There shall be no more than 5 lobster hatcheries supported under this section. The commissioner shall develop
rules, including biological and economic criteria for evaluating proposals. The commissioner shall require the grantee to
keep a log of activities regarding the hatchery and shall require a written report at the termination of each grant.
1987, c. 406, (RPR)
7.Lobster Advisory Council.
The commissioner shall consult with the Lobster Advisory Council on the expenditure of funds under this section.
1985, c. 237, §3 (NEW)
The commissioner may authorize the expenditure of money in the Lobster Fund to cover the initial costs of developing and
delivering the educational component of the apprentice program under section 6422, subsection 3. Any expenditures must be
reimbursed to the Lobster Fund from the fees charged under section 6422, subsection 3.
1995, c. 468, §9 (NEW)
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW).
1977, c. 713, §5 (AMD).
1979, c. 127, §85 (AMD).
1981, c. 480, §§2,15,16 (AMD).
1983, c. 824, §K3 (AMD).
1985, c. 237, §§1-3 (AMD).
1985, c. 243, (AMD).
1985, c. 353, §1 (AMD).
1985, c. 737, §A27 (AMD).
1987, c. 406, (AMD).
1987, c. 513, §5 (AMD).
1989, c. 455, §3 (AMD).
1995, c. 468, §9 (AMD).
1997, c. 19, §4 (AMD).
2003, c. 20, §WW5 (AMD).
2003, c. 520, §6 (AMD).
2005, c. 354, §3 (AMD).
2007, c. 615, §12 (AMD).
2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §4 (AMD).
2009, c. 561, §18 (AMD).
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