§6052. Specific department activities

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/12/title12sec6052.html
Published: 2015

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§6052. Specific department activities

The department, under the direction of the commissioner, may also: [1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW).]

1. Extension. 
Serve as the primary state agency to assist members of the fishing industries by
providing technical and managerial assistance, including development of gear and techniques
of fishing, within departmental capability;

1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW)

2. Education. 
Conduct educational programs on all educational levels, including the training of
teachers, conducting workshops and instructional programs, and developing curriculum,
courses and texts for elementary and secondary students; provide access to and information
on department facilities for any student; and develop and distribute information concerning
marine resources and departmental programs and facilities;

1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW)

3. Marketing. 
Except for aquaculture, serve as the primary state agency providing promotional and
marketing assistance to the commercial fishing industries, including assisting in
marketing seafood, stimulating of consumer interest in and consumption of seafood,
increasing the sales of seafood domestically and abroad, supporting and expanding
existing markets and developing new markets for traditional and underutilized species;

2003, c. 660, Pt. A, §2 (AMD)

4. Research. 
Serve as the primary state agency engaging in research for the conservation of marine
resources; and engage in all aspects of marine research, including:

A. Providing information on stock levels and environments of commercially and recreationally
valuable marine and anadromous fish organisms; [1987, c. 599, §2 (AMD).]

B. Solving particular problems that relate to the State's commercial, marine recreational
and anadromous fishing industry; [1991, c. 285, §1 (AMD).]

C. Providing technical and scientific information and support for all department activities;
and [1991, c. 285, §2 (AMD).]

D. Establishing a marine research revolving fund for soliciting and receiving funds
for conducting marine research. A marine research fund established under this paragraph
may be used only for research purposes set forth under paragraphs A and B and may
not be used for research specific to any one company; and [2003, c. 60, §3 (AMD).]

2003, c. 60, §3 (AMD)

5. Safety and security services. 
Provide safety and security services in the coastal waters of the State. The department
shall coordinate with other local, state and federal agencies when the department
provides such safety and security services.

2003, c. 60, §4 (NEW)


1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW).
1987, c. 599, §2 (AMD).
1991, c. 285, §§1-3 (AMD).
2003, c. 60, §§2-4 (AMD).
2003, c. 660, §A2 (AMD).