An Act to Protect Sustenance Fishing (2019)

LD 1775 creates a new designation of “sustenance fishing” under Maine’s water quality classification system. With this designation, the state will upgrade water quality criteria in waterbodies delineated in statute as providing important sources of fish for Maine’s tribes. The new legal designation will enable safe consumption of up to 50 ounces per person per week of fish taken from the designated waterbodies, a significant improvement over the current 8 ounces per week standard. This law was the product of an agreement between the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, the Penobscot Nation, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Department of Environmental Protection will adopt the new water quality criteria by March of 2020.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
17 Russell J. Black
25 Catherine Breen
27 Benjamin M. Chipman
20 Ned Claxton
16 Scott W. Cyrway
4 Paul T. Davis
32 Susan A. Deschambault
26 Bill Diamond
5 James F. Dill
3 Bradlee Thomas Farrin
10 Stacey K. Guerin
1 Troy Dale Jackson
18 Lisa Keim
35 Mark W. Lawrence
21 Nathan L. Libby
7 Louis J. Luchini
29 Rebecca J. Millett
12 David R. Miramant
6 Marianne Moore
15 Matthew G. Pouliot
8 Kimberley C. Rosen
28 Heather B. Sanborn
22 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
23 Eloise A. Vitelli
33 David C. Woodsome

House Votes

District Name Vote
138 Robert W. Alley, Sr.
73 John Andrews
65 Amy Bradstreet Arata
67 Susan M. W. Austin
8 Christopher W. Babbidge
14 Donna Bailey
55 Seth A. Berry
63 Bruce A. Bickford
22 Mark John Blier
3 Lydia Blume
80 Richard T. Bradstreet
36 Michael F. Brennan
61 Heidi E. Brooks E
24 Mark E. Bryant
28 Christopher James Caiazzo
127 Barbara A. Cardone
30 Anne M. Carney
68 Richard M. Cebra
60 Kristen Sarah Cloutier
42 Benjamin T. Collings
25 Patrick W. Corey
100 Danny Edward Costain
59 Margaret M. Craven
43 W. Edward Crockett
98 Scott W. Cuddy
49 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry A
72 Kathleen R. J. Dillingham
97 Janice S. Dodge
115 Josanne C. Dolloff A
85 Donna R. Doore
94 Victoria W. Doudera A
121 Gary A. Drinkwater
122 Michelle Ann Dunphy
91 Jeffrey Evangelos
136 Billy Bob Faulkingham
66 Jessica L. Fay
11 Ryan M. Fecteau
86 Justin Fecteau A
104 Steven D. Foster
13 Lori K. Gramlich
102 Abigail W. Griffin
118 Chad Wayne Grignon A
132 Nicole Grohoski
101 David G. Haggan
114 Randall C. Hall
87 Jeffery P. Hanley
83 Thom Harnett
19 Matthew A. Harrington
117 Frances M. Head
53 Allison Hepler
81 Craig V. Hickman
131 Sherman H. Hutchins
4 Patricia Hymanson
141 Kathy Irene Javner
145 Chris A. Johansen
32 Christopher J. Kessler
99 MaryAnne Kinney
20 Theodore Joseph Kryzak Jr.
113 H. Scott Landry Jr.
129 Peter A. Lyford
110 Colleen M. Madigan
151 John L. Martin
57 Thomas H. Martin
150 Roland Danny Martin
56 Richard G. Mason
92 Ann Higgins Matlack
148 David Harold McCrea
51 Joyce McCreight
134 Genevieve McDonald
62 Gina M. Melaragno
2 Michele Meyer
71 H. Sawin Millett Jr.
33 Victoria E. Morales
75 Joshua Morris
5 Beth A. O'Connor
15 Margaret M. O'Neil
23 Lester S. Ordway
52 Sean C. Paulhus
133 Sarah Pebworth A
77 Michael D. Perkins
140 Anne C. Perry
124 Joseph C. Perry Sr.
116 Richard A. Pickett
44 Teresa S. Pierce
95 William D. Pluecker
17 Dwayne W. Prescott
31 Lois Galgay Reckitt
69 Walter N. Riseman
6 Tiffany Roberts
108 Shelley Rudnicki
21 Heidi H. Sampson
46 Braden Sharpe
112 Thomas H. Skolfield
119 Paul A. Stearns
105 Joel R. Stetkis A
89 Holly B. Stover A
39 Michael A. Sylvester
40 Rachel Talbot Ross
54 Denise A. Tepler
26 Maureen Fitzgerald Terry
79 Timothy S. Theriault
50 Ralph L. Tucker
139 William R. Tuell
70 Nathan J. Wadsworth A
84 Charlotte Warren
146 Dustin Michael White
109 Bruce A. White
96 Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.