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13  188   Marine Resources - General
Ch. 1     Watercraft Excise Tax Decal
Ch. 2     Aquaculture Lease Regulations
Ch. 3     Foreign Fish Processing within Maine's Territorial Sea
Ch. 4     Municipal Shellfish Conservation Warden Certification
Ch. 5     Confidentiality of Fisheries Statistics
Ch. 6     Lobster Processing
Ch. 7     Requirements for Municipalities Having Shellfish Conservation Programs
Ch. 8     Landings Program
Ch. 9     Harvester: Shellstock Harvesting, Handling and Sanitation
Ch. 10    Clams and Quahogs
Ch. 11    Scallops
Ch. 12    Mussels
Ch. 13    Whelks and Periwinkles
Ch. 14    Oyster Regulations
Ch. 15    General Shellfish Sanitation Requirements
Ch. 16    Uniform Physical Plant Equipment and Operation Requirements
Ch. 17    Shucker-Packer
Ch. 18    Shellstock Shipping
Ch. 19    Reshipping
Ch. 20    Depuration
Ch. 21    Shellfish Relay
Ch. 22    Retail Shellfish
Ch. 23    Standards for Closure of Contaminated or Polluted Flats
Ch. 24    Importation of Live Marine Organisms
Ch. 25    Lobster and Crab
          Appendices taken from the Interstate Fishery Management Plan
          for American Lobster, in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format:
          Amendment 3
          Amendment 3 Addendum I
          Amendment 3 Addendum II
          Amendment 3 Addendum III
          Amendment 3 Addendum III Technical Addendum #1
          Amendment III Addendum IV
Ch. 26    Sea Urchins
Ch. 27    Sea Cucumbers
Ch. 28    Marine Worms
Ch. 29    Seaweed
Ch. 30    River Herring
Ch. 31    Horseshoe Crabs
Ch. 32    Eel Regulations
Ch. 34    Groundfish Regulations
Ch. 36    Herring Regulations
Ch. 37    Freshwater Fish Regulations
Ch. 39    Sturgeon - Minimum Length Limit for Shortnose and Atlantic Sturgeon and
          Closed Area
Ch. 40    Smelt Regulations
Ch. 41    Menhaden
Ch. 42    Striped Bass
Ch. 43    Bluefish Rules
Ch. 44    American Shad
Ch. 45    Shrimp
Ch. 49 Shellfish Bait Permit Ch. 50 Spiny Dogfish and Coastal Sharks Ch. 51 Black Sea Bass Ch. 55 Gear Restrictions Ch. 60 Resource Management Plan (The following items, incorporated by reference, are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format.) Lower Kennebec River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan and Inland Fisheries Management Overview: Cover Page Strategic Plan and Operational Plan for the Restoration of Shad and Alewives to the Kennebec River Above Augusta: Foreword The Strategic Plan for the Restoration of Shad and Alewives to the Kennebec River Above Augusta Operational Plan for the Restoration of Shad and Alewives to the Kennebec River Atlantic Salmon Management in the Kennebec River Appendix A: Summary of Water Quality in the Kennebec River Basin Appendix B: Lower Kennebec River Inland Fisheries Management Overview Appendix I: Kennebec River Brown Trout Management Plan Sandy River Brown Trout Management Plan Amendment One to the Saco River Strategic Plan for Fisheries Management Ch. 65 Burnt Island, Living Lighthouse and Facilities Ch. 70 Hancock County, Dragging Prohibited in Cable Area Ch. 75 Protected Resources Ch. 80 Commercial Pelagic and Anadromous Fishing License Ch. 85 Saltwater Fishing Registry Ch. 90 Conservation Areas Shellfish Closures: refer to the Department of Marine Resources site. Ch. 95 Closed Areas - Due to Pollution Ch. 96 Closed Areas - Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Ch. 100 Grievance Procedures for the Handicapped Ch. 105 Safety Regulations Ch. 110 Marine Harvesting Demonstration License Ch. 115 Vibrio parahaemolyticus Control Plan