Elvers, photo/Department of Environmental Conservation.

Portland Press Herald: At just after midnight early Thursday [April 25] from a bridge over the Presumpscot River in Falmouth [Maine], the shoreline seemed to be strung with the soft, cold light of fireflies or the flickering flames of candles, magical in the half-dark, lit by a full moon.

But those lights were actually evidence of men at work. Each marked a spot where an elver fisherman was dip-netting for the baby eels that constitute one of the most valuable—and violated—fisheries going right now: elvers.

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