maine fishing regulations
Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:25 PM
Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:14 AM
your link no longer works
try this instead
and for those of us interested in collecting plants here is the current rules on that (or non rules since there are no rules regulating the collection of plants in maine)
Edited by reefkprZ, 29 December 2010 - 07:18 AM.
Posted 29 December 2010 - 01:39 PM
I also don't think native fish can be kept except for limited bait species and I and don't think you can bring anything into the state.
Forgive me for being lazy and maybe spreading rumors, going from memory alone.
I do know there was a bunch of stories in the press about chinese resturtants getting busted for koi.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:48 AM
here this will help a bit
this is the actual legislation, for plants, any other source would be pretty much superfluous.
§419-C. Prevention of the spread of invasive aquatic plants
1. Prohibition. A person may not:
A. Transport any aquatic plant or parts of any aquatic plant, including roots, rhizomes, stems, leaves or seeds, on the outside of a vehicle, boat, personal watercraft, boat trailer or other equipment on a public road; [1999, c. 722, §2 (NEW).]
B. Possess, import, cultivate, transport or distribute any invasive aquatic plant or parts of any invasive aquatic plant, including roots, rhizomes, stems, leaves or seeds, in a manner that could cause the plant to get into any state waters; [2003, c. 627, §6 (AMD).]
C. After September 1, 2000, sell or offer for sale in this State any invasive aquatic plant; or [2003, c. 627, §6 (AMD).]
D. Fail to remove any aquatic plant or parts of any aquatic plant, including roots, rhizomes, stems, leaves or seeds, from the outside of a vehicle, boat, personal watercraft, boat trailer or other equipment on a public road. [2003, c. 627, §7 (NEW).]
[ 2003, c. 627, §§6, 7 (AMD) .]
2. Penalty. A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture not to exceed $500 may be adjudged for the first violation and a forfeiture not to exceed $2,500 may be adjudged for a subsequent violation.
after a bit of digging I found more.... apparantly their descriptives don't match the actual laws on the books they say you can't keep them at all in their warnings, but the wording of the law says you can as long as its in a manner that won't introduce them to state waters. this link below while on the govenment website doesn't match the actual laws on the books. So they basicly take away the "in a manner that could cause the plant to get into any state waters" when they talk about the laws but the ACTUAL laws say otherwise. basicly scare tactics and smart in my opinion because most people aren't responsible enough with stuff like that anyhow.
Edited by reefkprZ, 30 December 2010 - 07:22 AM.
Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:38 PM
Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:57 PM
personally I am enormously glad they are removing the red eared slider from the unrestricted list as of Jan 1 2010. not that they are bad pets but because most people are poor turtle owners and give up and release them into the wild.
Maine initially made a short list of legals and outlawed everything else, its up to hobbyists (be it mammal, herp, ichthy, avian, or herb nut (though the plant laws are basicly designed for anglers/boaters/tourists they affect us hobbyists) to prove species are non-invasive to be included on the list of legal animals. It has been quite a chore to get things added to the list especially fishes and reptiles.
and for some reason there are absolutly no restrictions on marine fishes...
Edited by reefkprZ, 30 December 2010 - 08:10 PM.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:06 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:00 PM
Posted 01 January 2011 - 10:18 AM
You can legally house a ton of aquatic plants including almost every aquatic you can find in maine (excepting of course the invasive ones that are already here). Its weird they do the plant legislation almost backwards from animals with plants everything is legal until its added to the invasive list, with animals and fishes they are all illegal until added to the unrestricted list. Tecnichly by the wording of the laws they cant do anything about you housing invasive plants in your aquarium Unless they can show your doing it in an irresponsible manner like throwing clippings outdoors or away with your trash without destroying them. In my opinion though its best not to even risk problems.
you'll want to avoid the plants found on this link
http://www.maine.gov...invaquarium.htm (which I had listed above)
(sorry my typing is so atrocius today new years day morning you know)
Edited by reefkprZ, 01 January 2011 - 10:19 AM.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:13 AM
here it is.
When individuals ask for the opportunity to hold native fish in aquaria we generally use a one time stocking permit giving a person who is a licensed angler to go to a specified water/waters, for a defined period of time, to hook and line their fish for transport and display at a defined location. In the case of minnows, that same licensed angler could use a baitfish trap as well as a hook and line. If they are regulated species, you would be required to comply with the regulations (bag limits, length limits and tackle restrictions) for the body of water/s covered by your permit. Obviously there would be no length or bag for yellow perch, sunfish, baitfish and many of the other warm water species. The permits are generally issued for a 2-3 week period in terms of catching and transport.
We do not have these applications on our website so if you are interested in “going in that direction”, let me know and I’ll e-mail you a form.
Peter M. Bourque
Div. Director-Fisheries & Hatcheries
Edited by reefkprZ, 08 January 2011 - 12:15 AM.
Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:05 PM
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