Category Archive: Eels/Elvers

Maine to cut glass eel landings by at least 25 percent; require ‘swipe cards’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – Maine’s glass eel fishermen will have to reduce their landings next year by 25% to 40% compared to this year under an agreement negotiated with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).  Furthermore, eel industry participants likely will have to use a new swipe card reporting system developed by the …

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Elver issues unresolved at ASMFC

ASMFC still at odds over glass eel fishery ALEXANDRIA, VA – Maine elver fishermen left an Aug. 7 meeting here relieved that the threat of a coastwide fishery closure appeared to be off the table.  But it now looks like sharp quota restrictions may be inevitable, and this has many of them worried. The meeting, …

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