“Emergency” bill proposed by Deer Isle legislator would require state fishery officials to approve each individual tribal elver license in writing

The legislator who sponsored the bill, Walter Kumiega, a Democrat from Deer Isle, said the proposal is aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2013 elver season, during which DMR and the Passamaquoddy Tribe got into a heated dispute over the validity of licenses issued by the tribe. Read [email protected]  07:25