Require Biodegradable Hooks and Lures for Freshwater Fishing

Last updated: Feb 9, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Paul Davis, Senate 4 - Piscataquis County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 695



UPDATE: The committee voted the bill Ought Not to Pass.


Beginning January 1, 2024, this bill prohibits fishing in inland waters using nonbiodegradable hooks or certain nonbiodegradable artificial lures. A person who violates this prohibition commits a Class E crime.