Chapter 26 - SEA URCHINS

  1. § 188-26-01 - Nighttime Harvesting Prohibition
  2. § 188-26-02 - Sea Urchin Minimum Size and Tolerance
  3. § 188-26-03 - Sea Urchin Maximum Size and Tolerance
  4. § 188-26-05 - Sea Urchin Drag Regulation
  5. § 188-26-06 - Repealed
  6. § 188-26-07 - Sea Urchin Harvesting Season 2023-2024 pursuant to 12 M.R.S. section 6749
  7. § 188-26-10 - Log Book
  8. § 188-26-12 - Tagging
  9. § 188-26-15 - Sea Urchin Harvester License Limited Entry System
  10. § 188-26-19 - Limited Access Areas
  11. § 188-26-20 - Targeted Closures
  12. § 188-26-30 - Sea Urchin Zone Council Elections
  13. § 188-26-40 - Tote Limits
  14. § 188-26-50 - Urchin Electronic Reporting

Notes

EFFECTIVE DATE:
December 22, 1993 (EMERGENCY)
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PERMANENT RULE:
May 30, 1994
AMENDED:
August 14, 1994 - Section 26.05
July 27, 1996 - Section 26.10
July 31, 1996 - Section 26.07
August 14, 1996 - Section 26.10
ELECTRONIC CONVERSION:
February 24, 1997
AMENDED:
July 22, 1997 - Section 26.07
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
December 16, 1997 - minor punctuation, inclusion of summaries and calendars, correction of August 9, 1996 amendment date to August 14, conversion to MS Word
AMENDED:
August 25, 1998 - Section 26.07, calendars
December 12, 1998 - Section 26.20 added
January 31, 1999 - Section 26.15 added
May 18, 1999 - Section 26.20
August 28, 1999 - Section 26.07, calendars
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
November 16, 1999 - corrected October 2 to October 4 in 26.07(2)(B)
corrected "South Bristol" to "Bristol" in 26.20(4)
AMENDED:
August 21, 2000 - Section 26.02, 2000-354 filed August 16, 2000
August 21, 2000 - Section 26.03, 2000-355 filed August 16, 2000
August 21, 2000 - Section 26.07 title, summary, (2), calendars, 2000-356 filed August 16, 2000
November 19, 2000 - Sections 26.05, 26.20(7)
(2000-500 and 2000-501 filed November 14, 2000)
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
February 14, 2001 - Section 26.02(B)(1), and punctuation in statutory references
AMENDED:
July 21, 2001 - Section 26.02, 2001-260 filed July 15, 2001
July 21, 2001 - Section 26.03, 2001-261 filed July 16, 2001
July 21, 2001 - Section 26.07 title, summary, (2), calendars, 2001-259 filed July 16, 2001
March 25, 2002 - Sections 26.02, 26.03, 26.15
June 24, 2002 - Section 26.07
CORRECTION:
September 13, 2002 - Section 26.07(2)(C)(1)
AMENDED:
March 24, 2003 - Section 26.15(2)(G), filing 2003-76
April 21, 2003 - Section 26.15, filing 2003-104
CORRECTIONS:
June 2, 2003 - punctuation in Section 26.15(1)(B); date in Section 26.15(2)(G)
AMENDED:
August 3, 2003 - Sections 01, 05, filing 2003-258
August 3, 2003 - Section 26.02, filing 2003-259
August 3, 2003 Section 26.03, filing 2003-260
August 3, 2003 - Section 26.06, filing 2003-261
August 3, 2003 - Section 26.07(1) and calendar (earlier calendar removed), filing 2003-262
August 3, 2003 - Section 26.07(2) and calendar (earlier calendar removed), filing 2003-263
September 16, 2003 - Section 26.05, filing 2003-321
December 17, 2003 - Section 26.10, filing 2003-467
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTION:
April 28, 2004 - Section reference in December 17, 2003 history note
AMENDED:
June 12, 2004 - Section 26.20(1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) repealed, filing 2004-209
August 22, 2004 - Section 26.15, filing 2004-349
August 22, 2004 - Section 26.07(1) calendars, filing 2004-351
August 22, 2004 - Section 26.07(2) calendars, filing 2004-352
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
April 6, 2005 - spelling in Section 26.15, changed "and charts" to "calendars" in history notes
April 27, 2005 - history notes only
AMENDED:
August 28, 2005 - Section 27.07(1), calendar for Zone 1, filing 2005-345
August 28, 2005 - Section 27.07(2), calendar for Zone 2, filing 2005-346
July 24, 2006 - Section 26.12, filing 2006-335
July 24, 2006 - Section 26.07(1), filing 2006-336
July 24, 2006 - Section 26.07(2), filing 2006-337
July 29, 2007 - Section 26.07(1), calendar, filing 2007-304
July 29, 2007 - Section 26.07(2), calendar, filing 2007-305
January 27, 2008 - Section 26.30 added, filing 2008-17
July 22, 2008 - Section 26.07(1), Zone 1 and calendar, filing 2008-314
July 22, 2008 - Section 26.07(2), Zone 2 and calendar, filing 2008-315
July 20, 2009 - Section 26.07(2), Zone 2 and calendar, filing 2009-360
July 20, 2009 - Section 26.07(1), Zone 1 and calendar, filing 2009-361
September 21, 2009 - Section 26.19 added, filing 2009-493
August 23, 2010 - Section 26.07(1), Zone 1 and calendar, filing 2010-363
August 23, 2010 - Section 26.07(2), Zone 2 and calendar, filing 2010-364
August 22, 2011 - Section 26.07(1), Zone 1 and calendar, filing 2011-269
August 22, 2011 - Section 26.07(2), Zone 2 and calendar, filing 2011-285
July 23, 2012 - Section 26.07(1), Zone 1 and calendar, 26.10, 26.12, filing 2012-198
July 23, 2012 - Section 26.02, .03, .07, .10, .12, .19, Zone 2 Whiting Bay and Denny's Bay Area and calendar, Zone 2 Option B and calendar, filing 2012-199
December 8, 2012 - Section 26.19(2), filing 2012-342 (EMERGENCY)
(reverted March 8, 2013)
July 25, 2013 - Sections 26.07, 26.10, 26.19, 26.40, and calendars
July 8, 2014 - Sections 26.07, 26 19, 26.20 (repealed), 26.40
August 8, 2015 - Sections 26.07, 26.19, 25.50 (new), calendars, filing 2015-141
October 26, 2015 - Section 26.06 repealed, Section 26.20 added, filing 2015-198
July 17, 2016 - Sections 26.07, 26.19, calendars, filing 2016-119
August 7, 2017 - Sections 26.07, 26.19, calendars, filing 2017-116
August 21, 2018 - Sections 26.07, 26.19, 26.20, 26.50, calendars, filing 2018-155
July 17, 2019 - Sections 26.07, 26.19, 26.40, calendars, filing 2019-118
August 26, 2020 - filing 2020-194
August 10, 2021 - filing 2021-163, including calendars
August 16, 2022 - filing 2022-149, including calendars
8/20/2023 - filing 2023-126, including calendars

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 M.R.S. §§6171, 6171-A, 6749-C. and 6749-W

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