Maine Revised Statutes

§6808. Commercial green crab only license

1. License required.  It is unlawful for a person to engage in the activities authorized by this license under this section without a current commercial green crab only license.
[ 2001, c. 186, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Licensed activities.  The holder of a commercial green crab only license may fish for or take green crabs or possess, ship, transport or sell green crabs that the license holder has taken.
[ 2001, c. 186, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Reporting; rules. 
[ 2003, c. 170, §3 (RP) .]
4. Exemptions.  Notwithstanding subsection 1, a license is not required to fish for, take, possess or transport green crabs for personal use if the green crabs are taken by a method exempted under section 6501, subsection 3, paragraph A. A municipality or the holder of an aquaculture lease or license that harvests green crabs under authorization from the department is not required to have a commercial green crab only license as long as the harvesting of green crabs occurs under supervision of the municipality or the holder of an aquaculture lease or license. Notwithstanding subsection 1, any individual licensed to fish for lobster and crab pursuant to section 6421, subsection 1, paragraph A, B, C or E may also fish for or take green crabs and possess, ship, transport or sell green crabs that the license holder has taken. In accordance with section 6853, the holder of a marine worm dealer's license is not required to have a commercial green crab only license to buy, possess, ship, transport or sell green crabs for a purpose other than for human consumption. In accordance with section 6851, the holder of a wholesale seafood dealer's license is not required to have a commercial green crab only license to buy, possess, ship, transport or sell green crabs.
[ 2013, c. 492, §9 (AMD) .]
5. Eligibility.  A commercial green crab only license may be issued only to an individual.
[ 2001, c. 186, §1 (NEW) .]
6. Fees.  The fee for a commercial green crab only license is $10 for a resident license and $20 for a nonresident license, which authorizes the license holder to engage in the licensed activities under subsection 2.
[ 2013, c. 492, §10 (AMD) .]
7. Disposition of fees.  Fees for commercial green crab only licenses must be deposited in the Green Crab Management Fund established in section 6809 as follows:
A. Eight dollars for a resident commercial green crab only license; and [2013, c. 492, §11 (AMD).]
B. Sixteen dollars for a nonresident commercial green crab only license. [2013, c. 492, §11 (AMD).]
[ 2013, c. 492, §11 (AMD) .]
8. Prohibition.  The holder of a commercial green crab only license may not have aboard a boat used for crab fishing any lobster or lobster parts.
[ 2001, c. 186, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 186, §1 (NEW). 2003, c. 170, §3 (AMD). 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §§33, 34 (AMD). 2009, c. 229, §19 (AMD). 2013, c. 492, §§9-11 (AMD).

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