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Recent DMR News
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- March 6: Commissioner to Hold 11 Regional Meetings to Discuss Lobster Fishery, March 1 - April 1 Note the addition of a meeting in Rockland
- March 1: 2013 Commercial Fishing Value Increases by More Than $2 Million
- February 28: DMR seeking lobster boat to monitor Penobscot Bay closure area using ventless traps
- February 27: Preliminary Results of Shrimp Test Tows
- February 26: Department of Marine Resources Praises Congressional Delegation for Groundfish Relief Efforts
- February 26: Chapter 25.65 Lobster and Crab Closure in Penobscot River. Regular Concurrent Rulemaking. Public Hearing March 17 Bucksport 6 p.m. Deadline for Comments March 28.
- February 21: Chapter 25.65 Lobster and Crab Closure in Penobscot River. Emergency Rulemaking. Effective February 22, 2014
- February 20: Chapter 11.22 Atlantic Sea Scallop Regulations and 2013-2014 Harvesting Season, Targeted Closures (20) Machias Area and (21) Lower Sheepscot River. Emergency Rulemaking. Effective February 22, 2014.
- February 18: Limited Closure for Crab and Lobster Harvesters at Mouth of Penobscot River to Take Effect February 22
- February 7: Chapter 11.09
Scallop Harvesting Season and Chapter 11.22 Targeted Closures (8) Muscle Ridge (10)
Damariscotta River, (13) Muscongus Area, (14) Somes Sound, (15) Cobscook Bay,
(16) St. Croix River, (17) Whiting Bay & Dennys Bay Area, (18) Gouldsboro
Bay, (19) Jonesport Reach. Emergency Rulemaking. Effective February 8, 2014.
- February 5: DMR seeking lobster boats to participate in ventless trap survey this summer - application deadline March 15
- February 5: Licensing Division to be Closed to the Public Wednesdays beginning February 5, 2014
- February 3: Zone F Lobster Zone Council Meeting Wed. Feb. 26, 6 PM, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room (Note the meeting location change)
- January 31: Final DMR Fishery Management Plan for Rockweed Now Available
- January 31: Jay Carroll Takes the Helm as Lieutenant of Marine Patrol in Eastern Maine
- January 27: Chapter 25.75 Lobster Import/Export Regulations and Chapter 25.93(F) Lobster Zones A & B Exit/Entry Ratios for Limited Entry Zones. Rulemaking adoption. Effective January 29, 2014
- January 23: Report on Aug. 2013 Green Crab Survey available here
- January 22:
Chapter 11.22 Atlantic Sea Scallop Regulations and 2013-2014 Harvesting Season, Targeted Closures (8) Muscle Ridge (15) Cobscook Bay and (16) St. Croix River. Emergency Rulemaking. Effective January 24, 2014
- January 22: Maine Marine Patrol Promotes Matt Talbot and Tom Hale to Sergeant
- January 17: Chapter 11.22 Scallops
Targeted Closures (2) Moosabec Reach, (7) Inner Harbor/Deep Hole/Southeast Harbor, (8) Muscle Ridge, (10) Damariscotta River, (13) Medomak (Waldoboro) River, and (14) Somes Harbor. Emergency Rulemaking. Effective January 18, 2014
- January 15: Ice Fishing Season is Here - See our List of Smelt Camps
- December 30, 2013: Survey Confirms Green Crab Threat to Maine's Third Most Lucrative Fishery (and see Survey Report at Jan. 23 above)
- December 26: Flying Santa Visits Burnt Island Light Station
- December 24: Chapter 8 (Landings Program) and Chapter 32 (Eels) Adopted Rule Making re: Reporting Requirements; Elver Swipe Card System; and ASMFC Eel Compliance Measures. Effective December 24, 2013
- December 23:
New Marine Patrol Officer James Mayotte to Serve in Casco Bay
- December 12: Coastal Students Partner to Engineer Fishery
- December 4: ASMFC Sets Moratorium for 2014 Gulf of Maine Northern Shrimp Season (pdf file from ASMFC, 2 pages)
- November 25: Maine Department of Marine Resources Announces Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Board
- November 15: 2013-2014 Maine Scallop Management Measures Continue Rebuilding Effort
- November 8: Marlowe Sonksen Promoted to Lieutenant of Maine Marine Patrol
- November 1: Atlantic Striped Bass Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring
- November 1: ASMFC American Eel Board Postpones Action on Draft Addendum IV - Maine Commits to Develop Plan with Industry to Control Glass Eel Harvest
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|The Maine Dept. of Marine Resources was established to conserve and develop marine and estuarine resources; to conduct and sponsor scientific research; to promote and develop the Maine coastal fishing industries; to advise and cooperate with local, state, and federal officials concerning activities in coastal waters; and to implement, administer, and enforce the laws and regulations necessary for these purposes.
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March 6, 2014.