The Maine Legislature this week received a bill from the Marine Resources Commit
The Maine Legislature this week received a bill from the Marine Resources Committee that would impose a one-day elver-catching hiatus during the March 15-June 15 season, and would impose fees for dip netters and fyke netters. Last year's elver fishery was worth an estimated $5 million, and at least 5,000 Mainers are hoping to cash in on next month's opening. The Maine chapter of the New England Coastal Conservation Association is calling for an end to the fishery. Native stocks in Asia, where the Maine catch is shipped, have been wiped out by overfishing. Details.
Bills, Legislative, Eels, Fisheries
Cole, John N., "The Maine Legislature this week received a bill from the Marine Resources Commit" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1536.