CT Eel Fishing Could Impact Maine

CT Eel Fishing Could Impact Maine
Glass Eels. Photo / Wikipedia

Connecticut may soon join the lucrative eel fishing industry, a move that could lead to Maine fishermen having their catch limits lowered next year, according to an article in the Portland Press Herald.

Days after a deal by state lawmakers cleared the way for eel fisheries in Connecticut, a 15-state regional agency proposed to ease rules allowing broader access to the multimillion-dollar global eel market. Fisheries for baby eel, or elver, operate only in South Carolina and Maine. In Maine, the catch has generated $32 million for each of the past two years.

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