Elver fishermen form association

With their newly lucrative industry coming under closer scrutiny from fishing regulators, elver fishermen have decided it is time to join together to make their concerns known in Augusta and out of state.

To that end, a group of about 50 met this week at the local Elks Club and formed the Maine Elver Fishermen’s Association.

Darrell Young of Waltham organized the meeting and is one of four licensed elver fishermen who were picked to serve on the fledgling group’s board of directors. He said Friday that there is a lot more organizational work the group has to do, such as drafting bylaws and registering as a nonprofit, but that it hopes to be fully functional within the next week or so.

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