§6521. Dumping of dead marine animals or scaled finfish

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/12/title12sec6521.html
Published: 2015

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§6521. Dumping of dead marine animals or scaled finfish








1. Deposition of dead marine animals; exception. 
A person may not deposit or discard, in intertidal zones or in harbors or rivers
below the dividing line between tidewater and fresh water, any dead marine animal
or its parts, except that:





A. A person may deposit oyster shell cultch in those waters solely to promote growth
of oysters with the written permission of the commissioner and under any conditions
the commissioner determines appropriate; and [2007, c. 615, §16 (NEW).]










B. The commissioner may grant an exception to this subsection within federal requirements
for the purpose of conducting research on dead marine animals. [2007, c. 615, §16 (NEW).]







[
2007, c. 615, §16 (RPR)
.]








2. Scaled finfish. 
A person may not deposit, release or dump into the coastal waters any dead or alive
finfish from which the scales have been removed.


[
1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §4 (AMD);
1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1,2 (AFF)
.]








3. Penalty. 
A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture
of not less than $100 and not more than $500 may be adjudged.


[
1999, c. 771, Pt. B, §4 (NEW);
1999, c. 771, Pt. D, §§1,2 (AFF)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW).
1991, c. 242, §2 (AMD).
1999, c. 771, §B4 (AMD).
1999, c. 771, §§D1,2 (AFF).
2007, c. 615, §16 (AMD).