Elvers, photo/Department of Environmental Conservation.

Elvers, photo/Department of Environmental Conservation.

Bangor Daily News: Several weeks after the issue was debated at a public meeting in Augusta, elver fishermen seem to remain split on whether the state should implement one statewide quota or hundreds of individual quotas to reduce Maine’s 2014 elver harvest.

Maine has been told by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that it must reduce its 2014 statewide catch total of the juvenile American eels by 25% to 40% from the 18,253 total pounds that were caught statewide last spring. The Maine Department of Marine Resources has been seeking feedback from elver fishermen to find out how to best achieve that reduction.

Read more about the debate over quota and derby approaches to the Maine elver fishery.


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