Lincoln County News: A member of the Newcastle-Nobleboro Fish Committee said authorities plan to watch the waters below the Damariscotta Mills [Maine] fish ladder for people illegally harvesting elvers.
The state bans all fishing in the area from March 15 to June 30, Stan Waltz said, whether fishermen have licenses or not.
Last year, the Maine Warden Service discovered several elver poachers in the area, Waltz said. High prices for elvers—the season began March 22 with prices around $1700 per pound—has led to a sharp increase in illegal fishing.
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