Tag Archives: 2014 elver fishing season

Maine says swipe cards made elver season a success

One of the state’s most lucrative and threatened marine fisheries – elvers – rebounded this year, prompting the Maine Department of Marine Resources to declare the just-completed eight-week season a success.Meanwhile, state officials said Tuesday they are considering expanding a new swipe card system – a mechanism used to track an individual elver fisherman’s catch – to other fisheries. Read more here  08:15

Elver season falls short of statewide quota – Feds suspect significant illegal activity, though.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The 2014 elver fishing season is expected to come to a close Saturday, without the statewide catch quota being reached, according to state officials. Read more here 08:25