Maine Tribe Issues 236 New Elver Licenses

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Bangor Daily News: Even though federal officials are looking into whether elver fishing might be adversely affecting the abundance of American eels, the number of elver fishing licenses in the state of Maine went up by more than 50 percent last week.

But it wasn’t the Maine Department of Marine Resources that issued the 236 new licenses in the middle of the 2012 elver fishing season. It was the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

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