Maine-No lobstering from 4pm Sat - Monday..?

soldsoul4foos

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Does anyone know where this came from, or what the reasoning/logic is? Someone said that it was part of the old 'blue law', but that seems ridiculous.

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Part timer law

I went for a test ride on a boat when I was looking to have a boat built.. It was Sunday and the guys cellphone started ringing with people wondering what the heck he was doing out on his boat on a Sunday. ...

I don't think a lot of fishermen up in Maine think its a part timer regulation. Its a tradition:razz:
 

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Is it to discourage part timers? With the prices as they are, what difference does it make :lol:

I might write a piece of legislation to change that. With most people being m-f working stiffs, it would be nice to pull 5 traps on Sunday too. I don't see any differential between that and tuna fishing on Sundays. You can do that on Sunday right?

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Is it to discourage part timers? With the prices as they are, what difference does it make :lol:

I might write a piece of legislation to change that. With most people being m-f working stiffs, it would be nice to pull 5 traps on Sunday too. I don't see any differential between that and tuna fishing on Sundays. You can do that on Sunday right?

It was put in place as conservation measure long before rec licenses were first sold. It's only in effect June 1 - Aug 31. With prices the way they are that's just what we need more fishing pressure and more days on the water.
 

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Is it to discourage part timers? With the prices as they are, what difference does it make :lol:

I might write a piece of legislation to change that. With most people being m-f working stiffs, it would be nice to pull 5 traps on Sunday too. I don't see any differential between that and tuna fishing on Sundays. You can do that on Sunday right?

It was put in place as conservation measure long before rec licenses were first sold. It's only in effect June 1 - Aug 31. With prices the way they are that's just what we need more fishing pressure and more days on the water.

Perfect! Then if it's only the rec license holders that can fish on Sunday, it doesn't affect anything. The commercial guys can still have their day off.
 

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I misunderstood .I thought you meant no hauling after 4 all week.You might see no hauling on weekends in the future.I think there will be some changes coming.

What if there was foul weather Monday through Friday and Saterday and Sunday were the only days to get out to pay bills? Do the guys that catch more than others offer to pay bills to those who might need to fish Sat. and Sunday?
 

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the saurday at 4-monday morning regulation is a conservation measure, during the summer it takes a little pressure off the resource, and also allows people a day off not only on the boat but allows the buyers a day off for maintenance, it only runs from memorial day to labor day, after that the weather gets bad enough usually to regulate the fishery and come november your lucky to get out 2 days a week for the rest of the winter. no body really cares about when the rec guys go and haul there 5 traps...its 5 traps go haul them after work or something... or on saturday...
 
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