IF&W Rulemaking Proposals

Agency: 09-137 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Chapter Number and Title: Chapter 1 - Open Water and Ice Fishing Regulations

Statutory Authority: 12 MRSA Section 10104

Contact Person for this Filing: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041, Email: Becky.Orff@maine.gov Telephone: (207) 287-5202

Public Hearing:

December 4, 2014 @ 6:30pm – Greenville Consolidated School, Learning Lab, 130 Pritham Avenue, Greenville

Deadline for Comments: December 15, 2014

Brief Summary: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has been petitioned to consider the following fishing regulation and remove the sunset provision for ice fishing on First Roach Pond, Piscataquis County:

First Roach, First and North Inlet, Frenchtown Twp., Piscataquis County - S-4, S-19, S-26. Open to ice fishing from February 1 - February 28: S-4, S-8, S-19, S-26, closed to the taking of salmon; all salmon caught must be released immediately without removal from the water.