Maine Elver Fishery to be Cut 25%

Glass Eels. Photo / Wikipedia
Glass Eels. Photo / Wikipedia

Maine’s lucrative glass eel fishery will be allowed to remain open next year as long as state officials devise a plan to cut its 2014 catch by at least 25%, regulators agreed Wednesday [October 30].

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s eel management board voted to postpone passing new regulations that would go into effect in 2014, opting instead to vote on new rules next spring that would be effective in 2015, said commission spokeswoman Tina Berger.

Read more about Maine’s elver fishery.