Maine Elver Season to Open Under Increased Scrutiny

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Portland Press Herald: Under scrutiny from federal regulators, Maine will open coastal streams on Sunday [April 12] to fishing for tiny, translucent eels under a strict new monitoring system that, if successful, could turn a Wild West-like fishery into a national model.

Over the span of a few years, Maine’s elver fishery grew from a little-noticed venture into a $40 million industry involving heavily armed men guarding large piles of cash and “glass” eels worth up to $2,000 a pound.

Read more about the opening of Maine’s elver season and the strict quota monitoring system.


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