Maine Revised Statutes

§6863. Cultchless American oyster growers license

A person may not grow cultchless American oysters in the State unless licensed under this section, except that a person who is the holder of a lease issued under section 6072, 6072-A or 6072-B that authorizes the culture of American oysters or a license issued under section 6072-C that authorizes the culture of American oysters is not required to obtain a cultchless American oyster growers license. [2013, c. 509, §10 (AMD).]

1. Definitions.  For the purposes of this Part, the term "cultchless" means the absence, at the shell hinge, of foreign material or a scar and the term "American oyster" means the genus and species Crassostrea virginica.
[ 1991, c. 876, §2 (NEW) .]
2. License.  The commissioner shall establish by rule the criteria for a cultchless American oyster growers license.
[ 1991, c. 876, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Fee.  The annual fee for a cultchless American oyster growers license is $12.
[ 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §43 (AMD) .]
4. Penalty.  A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture of not less than $100 and not more than $500 may be adjudged.
[ 1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §11 (NEW); 1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1,2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1991, c. 876, §2 (NEW). 1999, c. 771, §B11 (AMD). 1999, c. 771, §§D1,2 (AFF). 2009, c. 213, Pt. G, §43 (AMD). 2013, c. 509, §10 (AMD).