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Recent DMR News
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- March 13: Chapter 40 Smelts. Emergency Rulemaking Adoption. Effective March 14, 2014
- March 12: March 13 Lobster Industry Meetings Postponed. Rescheduled Date TBA
- March 11: Spring Smelt Fishery to be Closed from Stonington to Kittery to Allow for Recovery
- March 6: Commissioner to Hold 11 Regional Meetings to Discuss Lobster Fishery, March 1 - April 1 Note the addition of a meeting in Rockland
- March 1: 2013 Commercial Fishing Value Increases by More Than $2 Million
- February 28: DMR seeking lobster boat to monitor Penobscot River closure area using ventless traps
- February 27: Preliminary Results of Shrimp Test Tows
- February 26: Department of Marine Resources Praises Congressional Delegation for Groundfish Relief Efforts
- February 26: Chapter 25.65 Lobster and Crab Closure in Penobscot River. Regular Concurrent Rulemaking. Public Hearing March 17 Bucksport 6 p.m. Deadline for Comments March 28.
- February 21: Chapter 25.65 Lobster and Crab Closure in Penobscot River. Emergency Rulemaking. Effective February 22, 2014
- February 20: Chapter 11.22 Atlantic Sea Scallop Regulations and 2013-2014 Harvesting Season, Targeted Closures (20) Machias Area and (21) Lower Sheepscot River. Emergency Rulemaking. Effective February 22, 2014.
- February 18: Limited Closure for Crab and Lobster Harvesters at Mouth of Penobscot River to Take Effect February 22
- February 7: Chapter 11.09
Scallop Harvesting Season and Chapter 11.22 Targeted Closures (8) Muscle Ridge (10)
Damariscotta River, (13) Muscongus Area, (14) Somes Sound, (15) Cobscook Bay,
(16) St. Croix River, (17) Whiting Bay & Dennys Bay Area, (18) Gouldsboro
Bay, (19) Jonesport Reach. Emergency Rulemaking. Effective February 8, 2014.
- February 5: DMR seeking lobster boats to participate in ventless trap survey this summer - application deadline March 15
- February 5: Licensing Division to be Closed to the Public Wednesdays beginning February 5, 2014
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|The Maine Dept. of Marine Resources was established to conserve and develop marine and estuarine resources; to conduct and sponsor scientific research; to promote and develop the Maine coastal fishing industries; to advise and cooperate with local, state, and federal officials concerning activities in coastal waters; and to implement, administer, and enforce the laws and regulations necessary for these purposes.
This page was last updated
March 13, 2014.