Photo/BoatingLocal by Tom Richardson.

Photo/New England Boating by Tom Richardson. The start of Maine’s lucrative elver season next month could be delayed by 2 weeks or more as the state resolves an ongoing dispute with the Passamaquoddy tribe, the commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources said Friday.

Commissioner Patrick Keliher said there is a ‘‘fifty-fifty’’ chance the season will not start on time on March 22 [2014] because the state will need time to validate tribal licenses following approval of an emergency bill addressing conservation efforts.

Read more about the possible delay of Maine’s elver-fishing season.



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