Maine Lobster and Crab Bait Information

PROHIBITED MARINE SPECIES

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Species Region of Origin Unacceptable Risk
Any salmonid fish species (prohibited pursuant to DMR Chapter 24.23)    
Alphonsino New Zealand Exotic pathogens
Atka Mackerel (Pleurogrammus Menopterygius) North Pacific Ocean, Alaska Exotic pathogens
Bonito Panama West Coast Exotic pathogens
Cobia South Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea Unknown pathogen status
Cod US West Coast & Canada West Coast Possibility of exotic pathogens
Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) Alaska Exotic pathogens
Flatfish Pacific Ocean Possibility of exotic agent
Hake US West Coast Exotic pathogens
Horseshoe Crab Asia Possibility of invasives
Monkfish (Lophius piscatorius) FAO Major Fishing Area 27 Exotic pathogens
Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasi) Pacific Ocean Exotic pathogens
Pacific Sardine (South American Pilchard) US West Coast & Canada West Coast Exotoc pathogens
Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Netherlands, France, Germany Exotic pathogens
Pollock Pacific Ocean Exotic pathogens
Red Gurnard (Chelidonichthys cuculus) Netherlands, France, Germany Exotic pathogens
Snapper Panama West Coast Exotic pathogens
Tilapia Panama West Coast Exotic pathogens
Yellow Goosefish (Lophius Litulon) FAO Major Fishing Area 61 Exotic pathogens

Last Updated June 28, 2019