Tip Foils Cape Cod Elver Poaching Scheme

Elvers, photo/Department of Environmental Conservation.
Elvers, photo/Department of Environmental Conservation.

CapeCodOnline: The Falmouth [MA] Department of Marine and Environmental Services responded to a suspected case of elver poaching Saturday [May 10], saving about 35 pounds of the young and valuable eels.

The department received a tip when a driver near a herring run saw 2 men who quickly left in a truck when the passer-by tried to engage them, department Deputy Director Chuck Martinsen said.

Read more about the elver poachers who were foiled in their plan to harvest eels.