Maine Elver Season Off to Slow Start


Bangor Daily News: Maine marine resources officials said the state’s elver season is getting off to a slow start, with only small numbers of the tiny eels being netted by harvesters. The quality and quantity of the juvenile eels is expected to improve as temperatures climb in April.

Maine’s elver season opened March 22, but the fishing has been poor, according to state Department of Marine Resources spokesman Jeff Nichols, who said colder than normal temperatures have kept landings down.

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