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Passamaquoddys reduce elver licenses by over 100, seek appeal to federal regulators

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Representatives of the Passamaquoddy Tribe say they plan to go around state fisheries officials and appeal directly to federal regulators about the tribe’s elver management plan. continued

U.S. plans to stay out of dispute over elvers

A top federal fisheries official says the government has no plan to intervene in a dispute between Maine and the Passamaquoddy Tribe over the harvesting of elvers, even though the tribe has issued so many permits that it put Maine in violation of federal standards. continued

Two dozen cited for fishing elver without licenses over first two weeks of season

BANGOR, Maine — For much of the past week, state officials and Passamaquoddy Tribe members have clashed over enforcement of state laws during the recently begun elver season. At the BDN’s request, Jeff Nichols, the DMR’s communications director, collected data from the state’s two marine patrol divisions. That data includes violations that resulted in summonses between the season opening on March 22 and Wednesday, April 3. continued

Attorney general says state has authority over Passamaquoddy fishing licenses

The opinion, made available Tuesday, gives some clarification to the state’s legal argument in a dispute between the state and the tribe. At the center of the debate is the Passamaquoddy’s claim that the tribe has sole jurisdiction over the fishing activities of tribal members. continued