Maine Revised Statutes

§6804. Commercial northern shrimp license

1. License required.  A person may not engage in the activities authorized under this section without a current:
A. Resident commercial northern shrimp license; [2003, c. 452, Pt. F, §25 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
B. Resident with crew commercial northern shrimp license; or [2003, c. 452, Pt. F, §25 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
C. Nonresident with crew commercial northern shrimp license. [2003, c. 452, Pt. F, §25 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. F, §25 (AMD); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Licensed activities.  The holder of a commercial northern shrimp license may fish for or take shrimp or possess, ship, transport or sell northern shrimp that the license holder has taken. A license issued under subsection 7, paragraph B or C also authorizes unlicensed crew members aboard the vessel declared by the license holder to engage in these activities.
[ 2003, c. 248, §10 (AMD) .]
3. Boat declaration.  The license holder shall declare the name of the vessel to be used for fishing under the commercial northern shrimp license at the time of application for the license and may not change that declaration during the license year unless the original vessel is sold and replaced, has been damaged and will be under repair for not less than one month or has been destroyed or lost.
[ 2003, c. 248, §10 (AMD) .]
4. Reporting. 
[ 2003, c. 520, §11 (RP) .]
5. Exemption.  Notwithstanding subsection 1, a license is not required to fish for, take, possess or transport up to one standard fish tote of northern shrimp only for personal use. This exemption does not apply to an individual whose ability to obtain a commercial northern shrimp license has been suspended by the commissioner.
[ 2013, c. 301, §19 (AMD) .]
6. Eligibility.  A commercial northern shrimp license may be issued only to an individual.
[ 2003, c. 248, §10 (AMD) .]
7. Fees.  Fees for the commercial northern shrimp license are as follows:
A. Thirty-eight dollars for a resident license that authorizes the license holder to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2; [2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §31 (AMD).]
B. One hundred three dollars for a resident license that authorizes the license holder and crew members to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2; and [2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §31 (AMD).]
C. Three hundred eighty-five dollars for a nonresident license that authorizes the license holder and crew members to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2. [2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §31 (AMD).]
[ 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §31 (AMD) .]
8. Disposition of fees.  Fees for commercial northern shrimp licenses must be deposited in the Shrimp Management Fund established in section 6805 as follows:
A. Thirty-three dollars for a resident license that authorizes the license holder to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2; [2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §32 (NEW).]
B. Eighty-nine dollars for a resident license that authorizes the license holder and crew members to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2; and [2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §32 (NEW).]
C. Three hundred thirty-four dollars for a nonresident license that authorizes the license holder and crew members to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2. [2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §32 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §32 (AMD) .]
9. Violation.  A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged.
§6804. Seaweed Management Fund
(As enacted by PL 1999, c. 501, §4 is REALLOCATED TO TITLE 12, SECTION 6806)
[ 2003, c. 248, §10 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
RR 1999, c. 1, §18 (RAL). 1999, c. 491, §5 (NEW). 1999, c. 491, §9 (AFF). 1999, c. 501, §4 (NEW). 2001, c. 421, §§B51,52 (AMD). 2001, c. 421, §C1 (AFF). 2003, c. 170, §2 (AMD). 2003, c. 248, §10 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §F25 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §X2 (AFF). 2003, c. 520, §11 (AMD). 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §§31, 32 (AMD). 2013, c. 301, §19 (AMD).