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Baby eels are wriggling gold – Maine lawmakers look to ease restrictions on lucrative elver fishery

Fishermen are making money on sushi in Maine, the only state in the country with a significant baby eel fishery, and lawmakers are looking to make it possible for them to make more. A legislative committee recently approved a plan to extend the season by a week and allow weekend fishing, as opposed to the current limitation of five days per week. Elver fishermen have spoken in favor of the changes, which they said will allow them to make the most of the brief elver season, which is scheduled to begin March 22 and end May 31. Read the article here 18:58

Tribal official facing charges in NY vows to take elver debate beyond Maine

BDNFor the past several years, there has been a simmering dispute — sometimes boiling — between Maine state officials and the Passamaquoddy Tribe over the elver fishery. Read more here  11:04

Maine regulators’ deal with native tribes over elver fishery collapses at key stage

AUGUSTA — A tentative agreement between state regulators and Maine’s Native American tribes for the upcoming elver season collapsed Wednesday as state officials cited concerns in the Attorney General’s Office that such an accord would violate the state Constitution and be impossible to enforce. Read [email protected]  17:50

Maine regulators’ deal with native tribes over elver fishery dissolves

AUGUSTA — A tentative deal between state regulators and Maine’s Native American tribes over the upcoming elver season collapsed Wednesday, as state officials cited concerns by the Office of the Attorney General that such an accord would violate the state constitution and be impossible to enforce. Read [email protected]  19:54