Maine Elver Poaching Cases Dismissed

Photo Illustration/New England Boating
Photo Illustration/New England Boating

Bangor Daily News: Two dozen members of the Passamaquoddy tribe who were charged by Maine Marine Patrol officers in Hancock and Washington counties with fishing for elvers without a license, even though they did have tribal licenses, won’t have their day in court after all.

According to attorneys involved, there were 6 such cases pending in Hancock County and 18 pending in Washington County. The relevant cases in Hancock County were dismissed in mid-December while those in Washington County were dismissed at the end of the month, prosecutors said this week.

Read more about the illegal elver-fishing cases being dismissed in Maine.