Tribe Upset with Elver Bill Changes

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

Bangor Daily News: Changes that a [Maine] legislative panel made Wednesday [February 19, 2014] to a tentative agreement state fisheries officials had made with the Passamaquoddy Tribe over elver fishing mean that the agreement is “pretty much gone,” according to a tribal official.

Newell Lewey, a Passamaquoddy tribal councilor at Pleasant Point, said Wednesday evening that the decision by the legislature’s marine resources committee to require the tribe to impose individual quotas on its licensed elver fishermen made tribal officials “quite upset.”

Read more about changes to Maine’s tribal elver bill.