The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is focused on the protection and enhancement of the state's inland fisheries and wildlife, while at the same time providing for the wise use of these resources. Assuring the conservation and use of these resources is vital to the state's economy. Fish and wildlife continue to be highly valued by Maine people and hundreds of thousands of people who come to Maine each year. Direct economic impacts directly attributable to the use of these resources amount to over 1/2 billion dollars annually. These expenditures play a major role in the State's economy.
The Department is dedicated to assuring these highly valued resources are available for the use and enjoyment of future generations.