Maine Proposes Cutting Elver Catch Allocation to Tribes
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Bangor Daily News] By Bill Trotter - February 4, 2015 -
ELLSWORTH, Maine — As Maine’s 2015 elver season draws near, state officials are looking to adopt a rule that would reduce catch allocations for the state’s four federally-recognized Indian tribes.
Last fall, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission reduced the statewide limit for harvesting elvers in Maine from 11,749 pounds to 9,688 pounds. Maine DMR plans to reduce the individual limit for each nontribal license holder in order to comply with the lower statewide quota and to have the tribes determine lower individual limits for their licensed members.
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