NOTICE TO ALL LICENSED MAINE ELVER HARVESTERS AND DEALERS
Meetings Scheduled for Stakeholder Input on Harvest Reduction
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has postponed action on Draft Addendum IV until its 2014 Spring Meeting so that it can update the landings data and continue to develop options for the 2015 fishing season.
In the interim, DMR has agreed to reduce the harvest for the coming season. DMR will hold two meetings with stakeholders to provide input as we develop a plan to reduce harvest of elvers by 25-40% from the 2013 harvest for the 2014 fishing season. Landings in 2013 totaled 18,253 pounds
December 9, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Jeff’s Catering
15 Littlefield Way, Brewer, ME 04412
December 11, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
Two meetings have been scheduled to provide a convenient opportunity for all licensed harvesters and dealers to participate in this important conversation.