AUGUSTA — The Department of Marine Resources last week announced the 2016 legal haul times for the state’s lobster fishery. Sunday hauling began on Sept. 1 and will close on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
It is unlawful to raise or haul any lobster trap during the following periods: one half-hour after sunset until one half-hour before sunrise from June 1 to Oct. 31, 2016.
It is legal to haul lobster traps at any time from Nov. 1, 2016, until May 31, 2017, and it is also legal to set lobster traps at any time throughout the year. For more information, contact the Marine Patrol Division II Office in Lamoine at 667-3373.