Chapter 55 - GEAR RESTRICTIONS

  1. § 188-55-03 - Special Area Closures to Fishing
  2. § 188-55-04 - Maine Gillnet Bait Fishing Regulations
  3. § 188-55-05 - Use of purse, drag or stop seines in certain waters prohibited; regulation of fishing therein
  4. § 188-55-06 - Fish Passage regulations
  5. § 188-55-07 - Seasonal Net Restriction
  6. § 188-55-08 - Method of mechanical harvest prohibited
  7. § 188-55-14 - Fishing in the Presumpscot River
  8. § 188-55-15 - Fishing in the Bagaduce River and its tributaries in Castine, Penobscot and Brooksville
  9. § 188-55-30 - Fishing in the Sheepscot River, Lincoln County
  10. § 188-55-31 - Prohibition of Lobster Trawl Strings in Linekin Bay
  11. § 188-55-32 - Trawl String Limitations in the Sheepscot Bay and Sequin Island Area
  12. § 188-55-35 - Use of draggers in Sheepscot Bay, Lincoln County
  13. § 188-55-40 - Fishing for cod and other ground fish in Sheepscot Bay, Lincoln County
  14. § 188-55-50 - Seining in Sasanoa River, Sagadahoc County
  15. § 188-55-55 - Fishing in Cathance and Abagadasset Rivers, Sagadahoc County
  16. § 188-55-56 - Fishing for Suckers in the Towns of Bowdoinham and Topsham
  17. § 188-55-59 - Penobscot River Tributaries Fishing Closures
  18. § 188-55-60 - Fishing in Narraguagus River, Washington County
  19. § 188-55-70 - Fishing in Dennys River, Washington County
  20. § 188-55-75 - York County; otter trawling in Spruce Creek
  21. § 188-55-80 - Fishing in Bond, Kennebec County
  22. § 188-55-85 - Fishing in the Damariscotta River
  23. § 188-55-93 - Fixed gill nets: Tending requirements: Kennebec/Androscoggin Rivers
  24. § 188-55-94 - Use of Gill Nets in the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers
  25. § 188-55-95 - Fishing in Royal River, Yarmouth
  26. § 188-55-96 - Penobscot River Gear Restrictions
  27. § 188-55-97 - Fishing in the Kennebec River above the Gardiner/Randolph Bridge
  28. § 188-55-98 - Fishing in the Androscoggin River above the Route #201 Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham
  29. § 188-55-99 - Fishing in the Saco River above the Route 9/Main Street Bridge between Saco and Biddeford

Notes

EFFECTIVE DATE:
October 10, 1979 - Section 55.75, filing 79-476
AMENDED:
May 23, 1981 - Recodification; added Section 55.02
May 27, 1983 - Section 55.15 (C) (EMERGENCY)
November 7, 1983 - Section 55.85 (EMERGENCY)
December 7, 1983 - Section 55.86 (EMERGENCY)
April 20, 1984 - Section 55.56
April 22, 1984 - Section 55.15 (C)
August 14, 1984 - Section 55.80
November 3, 1984 - Section 55.85
April 15, 1985 - Section 55.95
October 16, 1985 - Section 55.85
December 31, 1985 - Section 55.31
March 26, 1986 - Section 55.95
August 24, 1986 - Section 55.85 (Repeal)
May 3, 1987 - Section 55.05(D)
June 26, 1987 - Section 55.96 (EMERGENCY)
July 21, 1987 - Section 55.96 (EMERGENCY)
April 3, 1988 - Section 55.96
April 25, 1988 - Section 55.97
April 25, 1988 - Section 55.98
May 25, 1989 - Section 55.99 (EMERGENCY)
September 19, 1989 - Section 55.02 (Repeal)
July 26, 1993 - Section 55.94
July 26, 1993 - end of Section 55.03
July 26, 1993 - Section 55.14
October 24, 1993 - Section 55.32
July 14, 1995 - Section 55.80 (EMERGENCY)
May 14, 1996 - Section 55.85
August 19, 1996 - Section 55.80
August 20, 1996 - Section 55.93
EFFECTIVE DATE (ELECTRONIC CONVERSION):
February 24, 1997
AMENDED:
May 12, 1997 - Section 55.85
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
June 25,1997
AMENDED:
August 31, 1997 - Section 55.59
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
February 18, 1998 - minor punctuation and formatting.
June 17, 1998 - defective headings in Section 55.15, minor punctuation and formatting.
AMENDED:
July 1, 2000 - Section 55.58 (EMERGENCY)
September 23, 2000 - Section 55.58
July 14, 2001 - Section 55.58 - major substantive adoption 2001-209 filed June 14, 2001
November 25, 2001 - repeal of Sections 55.25, 55.65, 55.70(B)
February 9, 2002 - Section 55.04 added
May 9, 2002 - Section 55.15(D) added (EMERGENCY)
June 24, 2002 - Section 55.15
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTION:
May 21, 2003 - history note for June 24, 2002
AMENDED:
December 17, 2003 - Section 55.04(C), filing 2003-467
April 27, 2004 - Section 55.03, filing 2004-140
August 22, 2004 - Section 55.04(B)(1) added, filing 2004-350
March 11, 2005 - Section 55.61 added, filing 2005-87 (EMERGENCY)
NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
April 29, 2005 - spelling in Section 55.03(A), history notes
REVERTED:
June 9, 2005 - emergency period for filing 2005-87 (March 11, 2005) having expired, Section 55.61 is removed
AMENDED:
June 27, 2006 - Section 55.04(D), filing 2006-284
January 24, 2007 - Section 55.58, filing 2007-21
March 4, 2007 - Section 55.06, filing 2007-62
March 4, 2007 - Section 55.30, filing 2007-63
February 25, 2008 - Section 55.04(D), filing 2008-87
July 20, 2009 - new Section 55.90, filing 2009-364
December 21, 2009 - Sections 55.20, 55.60, and 55.97, filing 2009-657
June 21, 2010 - Section 55.90(4), filing 2010-234
September 20, 2010 - Section 55.90 moved to Chapter 41.30 and amended, filing 2010-430 and 431, sunset June 1, 2012
October 26, 2010 - Sections 55.04 and 55.06, filing 2010-511
July 23, 2012 - new Section 55.99, filing 2012-203
February 1, 2013 - new Section 55.07, filing 2013-034 (EMERGENCY)
October 17, 2013 - filing 2013-243
March 21, 2014 - Section 55.07, filing 2014-045 (EMERGENCY)
November 19, 2017 - Sections 55.06(2) (amended), 55.30 (new), 55.31 and 55.32 (repeals), filing 2017-181
March 15, 2020 - Section 55.05, filing 2020-047
June 10, 2023 - Section 55.99, filing 2023-084 (EMERGENCY)
8/13/2023 - Section 55.99, filing 2023-128
The amended version of this chapter by filing 2024-069, eff. 3/19/2024 is not yet available.

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