Mar 20, 2009

Is it your mudflat, my mudflat or our mudflat?

LD 852 An Act To Clarify the Public Ownership of Marine Organisms within the Intertidal Zone

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA §3-A is enacted to read:

§ 3-A. Ownership of marine organisms in the intertidal zone

In addition to the living resources of the seas owned and controlled by the State under section 2, subsection 2-A, the State declares that it owns and controls the harvesting of seaweed, shellfish and other marine organisms on or under lands within the intertidal zone.

summary

This bill declares that the State owns and controls the harvesting of seaweed, shellfish and other marine organisms on or under lands within the intertidal zone.


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