Department of Marine Resources

Maine Department of Marine Resources

Maine's department which is in charge of marine resources and is charged with enforcing coastal fishing regulations.

"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."