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Your family will need to purchase Maine fishing licenses and read the state fishing regulations before making plans to fish at a place like Rangeley Lake State Park. ME fishing laws or regulations cover topics such as bag limits, length limits and seasons. Fishing regulations will also vary depending on whether you plan to open water fish, ice fish or saltwater fish.
Without fishing laws, fish populations would become depleted and certain species could become endangered or be extinct. Fishing laws or regulations are designed to conserve fish populations so that current and future generations of anglers can experience the feeling of accomplishment that comes with catching a fish. Read the state fishing regulations in advance of your trip.
With the increasing number of Maine fishing licenses being purchased each year means more anglers out on the waterways. This also means an increasing amount of pressure on our natural resources. In order to help assess and manage the pressure on fish populations, fishery biologists are employed by the state to help create effective fish management plans.
Maine has its own set of fishing laws and regulations that need to be followed in order to protect their fish populations
Learn how you can start protecting our aquatic natural resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife site.
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