Town of Kittery, ME
York County
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[Amended 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 15-14; 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04]
The Shellfish Conservation Program for the Town is administered by the Shellfish Conservation Committee.
The Committee's responsibilities include:
A. 
Establishing annually in conjunction with the Department of Marine Resources the number of shellfish digging licenses to be issued;
B. 
Surveying each clam-producing area at least once every three years to establish size distribution and density, and annually estimating the status of the Town's shellfish resources;
C. 
Submitting to the Town Manager proposals for the expenditures of funds for the purpose of shellfish conservation;
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04]
D. 
Reviewing and making recommendations for amendments to Chapter 12.6, Shellfish;
E. 
Securing and maintaining records of shellfish harvest from the Town's managed shellfish areas and closed areas that are conditionally opened by the Department of Marine Resources;
F. 
Recommending conservation closures and openings to the Town Council in conjunction with the area biologists of the Department of Marine Resources; and
G. 
Submitting an annual report to the municipality and the Department of Marine Resources covering the above topics and all other committee activities.
[Added 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04]
The Committee consists of seven members and two alternate members appointed by the Town Council for terms of three years.