S.P. 415 - L.D. 1204
An Act to Amend the Fishing Laws
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §7001, sub-§11, as enacted by PL 1979, c. 420, §1, is amended to read:
11. Fly. "Fly" means a single pointed hook dressed with feathers, hair, thread, tinsel
, or any similar material to which no additional weights, hook, spinner, spoon or similar device is added.
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §7001, sub-§12, as amended by PL 1985, c. 369, §1, is further amended to read:
12. Fly fishing. "Fly fishing" means casting upon water and retrieving in
the usual and ordinary a manner not in which the weight of the fly line propels the fly. No more than 3 unbaited artificial flies individually attached to a line to which no extra weight has been added may be used.
Sec. 3. 12 MRSA §7001, sub-§33-D, as enacted by PL 1991, c. 443, §4, is amended to read:
33-D. Single-baited hook. "Single-baited hook" means
up to 3 hooks attached together or in tandem to the end of a line and baited as a single baited apparatus designed to catch only one fish at a time.
Sec. 4. 12 MRSA §7001, sub-§38-A, as enacted by PL 1991, c. 443, §4, is amended to read:
38-A. Troll. "Troll" means to fish by trailing a line rigged to catch fish
through or over the water behind a watercraft being propelled by mechanical, wind or manual power.
Sec. 5. 12 MRSA §7101, sub-§5, ¶H-1, as amended by PL 1995, c. 667, Pt. A, §18, is further amended to read:
H-1. Nonresident 3-day small game hunting license, valid for 3 consecutive hunting days (Permits hunting of all legal species except deer, bear, turkey, moose, raccoon and bobcat) (Valid for the 72-hour period specified on the license)
Sec. 6. 12 MRSA §7151, sub-§5, ¶¶E and J, as repealed and replaced by PL 1993, c. 419, §13, are amended to read:
Sec. 7. 12 MRSA §7608, as amended by PL 1997, c. 432, §49, is further amended to read:
§7608. Fishing with illegal implements or devices
A person is guilty of fishing with illegal implements or devices if that person uses any
fish spawn, grapnel, spear, spear gun, trawl, weir, gaff, seine, gill net, trap or set lines for fishing or if that person uses any electronic or battery-powered devices for luring or attracting fish, except that a person may take suckers, eels, alewives and yellow perch in accordance with section 7153 and except as otherwise provided.
Sec. 8. 12 MRSA §7609, as enacted by PL 1979, c. 420, §1, is amended to read:
§7609. Possession of illegal implements and devices
A person is guilty of possession of illegal implements and devices if
he that person possesses any grapnel, trawl, weir, seine, gill net or trap or set line in any lodge or place of resort for hunters or fishermen or in its immediate vicinity, or on or adjacent to any of the inland waters of the State, or in their immediate vicinity, in the inland territory of the State, except that a person may possess these prohibited implements and devices in accordance with sections 7153, 7241 and 7771.
Sec. 9. 12 MRSA §7610, as enacted by PL 1979, c. 420, §1, is repealed.
Effective September 18, 1999, unless otherwise indicated.
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