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Bangor Daily News: Should the state implement individual quotas for elver fishermen next spring, or should it just set a statewide quota and use a derby approach?

According to feedback Maine Department of Marine Resources officials received at a meeting Wednesday (Dec. 11) afternoon, individual catch quotas based on each fisherman’s catch history seemed to be the most palatable way to reduce statewide elver landings next spring. Because of concerns about the declining population of American eels, the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission has ordered Maine to reduce its annual harvest of the juvenile eels by between 25% and 40%.

Read more about the proposed cutbacks to the elver fishery in Maine.


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