An Act To Allow Student License Holders To Fish for or Take Lobsters during a Closed Season
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6421, sub-§3-A, ¶E, as amended by PL 2015, c. 68, §3, is further amended to read:
(1) Ten lobster traps in the coastal waters of the State if the person is 8 years of age or older and under 11 years of age;
(2) Fifty lobster traps in the coastal waters of the State if the person is 11 years of age or older and under 14 years of age; or
(3) One hundred and fifty lobster traps in the coastal waters of the State if the person is 14 years of age or older and under 23 years of age.
A person issued a student license is enrolled in the apprentice program under section 6422. When applying for a license the person must designate a sponsor and may designate up to 3 sponsors. For the purposes of this paragraph, "sponsor" means a person who holds a Class I, Class II or Class III lobster and crab fishing license issued under this section.
This bill allows a person with a student lobster and crab fishing license to fish for or take lobsters during a closed season on fishing for or taking lobsters if that closed season occurs during an interim between school years.