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Portland Press Herald: A tentative agreement between state regulators and Maine’s Native American tribes for the upcoming [2014] elver season collapsed Wednesday [February 12] as state officials cited concerns in the Attorney General’s Office that such an accord would violate the state Constitution and be impossible to enforce.

The development raises the already high stakes, with federal regulators threatening to shut down the multimillion-dollar commercial fishery unless the state advances a new management plan and reduces the catch by 35% from the 2013 season.

Read more about the management issues being facing elver fishermen and regulators in Maine.


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