Legal Hauling Times for the Maine Lobster Fishery


DMR Press Release

The Weekends Closed Periods are date specific and not about the Memorial Day Holiday or the Labor Day Holiday. Lobster fishing is permissible on Sundays from September 1st until

May 31st, both days inclusive.

On April 28, 2017, LD 14 – “An Act To Extend the Legal Hours for Harvesting Lobster” was signed into law. This new law allows a 4:00 am start time statewide for the month of October in both state and federal waters.