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DMR Home > Councils > DMR Advisory > Agendas >February 20, 2008

DMR Advisory Council Meeting
February 20, 2008 , 1:00 p.m.


1. Welcome (Chair)

2. Approval of minutes (handout) Meeting – September 19, 2007 (Chair)

3. Special Licenses: Topic – lobster culture

Robin Alden & Ted Ames, Penobscot East Resource Center

Dr. Brian F. Beal – Downeast Institute

3. Regulations - Action (voting) (handouts)

Chapter 32.20 Elver Fishing License Lottery – repeal (Col. Fessenden)

Chapter 50.02 Spiny Dogfish, Harvest, Possession and Landing Restrictions – clarification (T. Stockwell)

Chapter 55.04(D) Maine Gillnet Bait Fishing Regulations, New Meadows River restrictions
(Col. Fessenden)

4. Other Business

Nomination Committee for 2008 election of officers

Chapter 25.08 Double Tagging in Zone G – review


Public Health Program Peer Review

Annual Research Agenda – Linda Mercer

Other Updates

** Directions to the Natural Resource Service Center (NRSC) from Augusta:
From the State House in Augusta, travel south on State Street for 1.7 miles. When entering the City of Hallowell, look for the first street on the right which is Winthrop Street; go up Winthrop Street to the top of the hill; on the right is a red sign that says "Hallowell Annex State Offices". Turn into this complex. DMR is the first brick building on the right. The NRSC is the second brick building on the right. Meetings will be held in the conference room at the NRSC, 6 Beech Street, Hallowell, which is the building located behind the main Department of Marine Resources Hallowell building. Access to conference room is on the ground level via the entrance up the ramp located at the rear of the building. There is additional parking just beyond the NRSC building.

Always call ahead to confirm that the meeting is being held: (207) 624-6553

Enclosed are copies of the February 20th agenda plus the rulemaking for Ch 55.04 New Meadows Restrictions. If you require additional copies of the items previously mailed contact Laurice Churchill at 633-9584 or Extra copies will also be available at the meeting.

Scheduled Rulemaking Hearings or Meetings:

Date: February 11, 2008

FMI: Contact Laurice Churchill at (207) 633-9584

Date Hearing or meeting / Location / Chapter or Subject / Staff contact on Notices
Rulemaking Hearings and Meetings – abbreviated chronological listing

02-20-08 Meeting Augusta Advisory Council meeting
03-10-08 Hearings Wiscasset Chapters 2, 21 and 22, see below
03-11-08 Hearings Ellsworth Chapters 2, 21 and 22, see below
03-13-08 Hearings Rockland Chapters 2, 21 and 22, see below
03-19-08 Meeting Augusta Advisory Council meeting

Draft rulemaking in progress - Written materials not available unless noted:

Shellfish and aquaculture – updates:
Ch 22 Culture in closed areas – update with MO and move to Ch 2.95; (Fitzpatrick, Horn Olsen)
Ch 21 Relay – bring up to date with Model Ordinance (Fitzpatrick, Horn Olsen)
Ch 02 Technical change to allow Town shellfish committees apply for LPA license (Robinson, Churchill)

Ch 15 Amend for listing of new Limited Certified Dealer License (Fitzpatrick)
Ch 34 Summer Flounder, match recreational size to new federal rules (T. Stockwell)
Ch 34 Clarify sales avenue of cultured halibut that do not meet minimum size
Ch 34 Whiting, season (T. Stockwell) - delayed
Ch 25 move to New Chapter - Whale rules
Ch 11 Scallop dredge size in Jonesport area; reporting