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13  188   Marine Resources - General
Ch. 1     Watercraft Excise Tax Decal
Ch. 2     Aquaculture Lease Regulations
Ch. 3     Foreign Fish Processing within Maine's Territorial Sea
Ch. 4     Certification, Recertification, Revocation of Certification
          for Municipal Shellfish Conservation Warden
Ch. 5     Confidentiality of Fisheries Statistics
Ch. 6     Lobster Processing
Ch. 7     Requirements for Municipalities Having Shellfish Conservation Programs
Ch. 8     Landings Program
Ch. 9     Harvester: Shellstock Harvesting, Handling and Sanitation
Ch. 10 Clams and Quahogs
Ch. 11 Scallops Ch. 12 Mussels Ch. 13 Whelks and Periwinkles Ch. 14 Oyster Regulations Ch. 15 General Shellfish Sanitation Requirements Ch. 16 Uniform Physical Plant Equipment and Operation Requirements Ch. 17 Shucker-Packer Ch. 18 Shellstock Shipping Ch. 19 Reshipping Ch. 20 Depuration Ch. 21 Shellfish Relay Ch. 22 Retail Shellfish Ch. 23 Standards for Closure of Contaminated or Polluted Flats Ch. 24 Importation of Live Marine Organisms Ch. 25 Lobster and Crab Appendices taken from the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster, in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format: Amendment 3 Amendment 3 Addendum I Amendment 3 Addendum II Amendment 3 Addendum III Amendment 3 Addendum III Technical Addendum #1 Amendment III Addendum IV Ch. 26 Sea Urchins Ch. 27 Sea Cucumbers Ch. 28 Marine Worms Ch. 29 Seaweed Ch. 30 River Herring Ch. 31 Horseshoe Crabs Ch. 32 Eels Ch. 34 Groundfish Regulations Ch. 36 Herring Regulations Ch. 37 Freshwater Fish Regulations Ch. 39 Sturgeon - Minimum Length Limit for Shortnose and Atlantic Sturgeon and Closed Area Ch. 40 Smelt Ch. 41 Menhaden Ch. 42 Striped Bass Ch. 43 Bluefish Rules Ch. 44 American Shad Ch. 45 Shrimp
Ch. 49 Shellfish Bait Permit Ch. 50 Spiny Dogfish and Coastal Sharks Ch. 55 Gear Restrictions Ch. 60 Resource Management Plan (The following items, incorporated by reference, are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format.) Lower Kennebec River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan and Inland Fisheries Management Overview: Cover Page Strategic Plan and Operational Plan for the Restoration of Shad and Alewives to the Kennebec River Above Augusta: Foreword The Strategic Plan for the Restoration of Shad and Alewives to the Kennebec River Above Augusta Operational Plan for the Restoration of Shad and Alewives to the Kennebec River Atlantic Salmon Management in the Kennebec River Appendix A: Summary of Water Quality in the Kennebec River Basin Appendix B: Lower Kennebec River Inland Fisheries Management Overview Appendix I: Kennebec River Brown Trout Management Plan Sandy River Brown Trout Management Plan Amendment One to the Saco River Strategic Plan for Fisheries Management Ch. 65 Burnt Island, Living Lighthouse and Facilities Ch. 70 Hancock County, Dragging Prohibited in Cable Area Ch. 75 Protected Resources Ch. 80 Commercial Pelagic and Anadromous Fishing License Ch. 85 Saltwater Fishing Registry Ch. 90 Conservation Areas Shellfish Closures: refer to the Department of Marine Resources site. Ch. 95 Closed Areas - Due to Pollution Ch. 96 Closed Areas - Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Ch. 100 Grievance Procedures for the Handicapped Ch. 105 Safety Regulations Ch. 110 Marine Harvesting Demonstration License