"The legislation seeks to ban "rubber" baits but does not define the terms," according to KeepAmericaFishing. "Even so, the intent of the legislation is clear--to ban the soft baits that Maine anglers use every day. The bill would even ban biodegradable soft baits currently available."
So what's next? According to seacoastonline.com, there is another bill currently in the Maine Legislature that would require the use of biodegradable hooks.