IF&W Rulemaking Proposals

Agency: 09-137 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Chapter Number and Title: Chapter 1. Open Water and Ice Fishing Regulations; Chapter 1-A State Heritage Fish Waters

Statutory Authority: 12 MRSA Sections 10104 & 12461

Contact Person for this Filing: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041, Email: Becky.Orff@maine.gov Telephone: (207) 287-5202

Public Hearing:
July 21, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m. – Fort Kent Community High School 84 Pleasant Street, Fort Kent
July 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – Greenville Town Office (Meeting Hall room) 7 Minden Street, Greenville
July 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – Princeton Town Office (Conference Room) 15 Depot Street, Princeton
July 24, 2014 @ 6:30pm – Fireside Inn 1777 Washington Street South (next to I-95), Auburn

Deadline for Comments: August 4, 2014

Brief Summary:The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing regulation changes for the upcoming ice fishing and open water fishing seasons. These regulations are needed to provide for the effective conservation of Maine’s inland fisheries, and enhance fishing opportunities throughout the State. All of the proposals may be discussed at any of the 4 public hearings listed above. The list of proposals may be obtained from the Agency Contact Person or online at: http://www.maine.gov/ifw Anyone unable to attend a public hearing may submit written comments on any of the proposals. The proposals, if adopted, will become effective January 1, 2015. The Department is also proposing regulation changes to waters that will then become listed as State Heritage Fish waters.