Elver Dealers No Longer Able to Pay for Eels in Cash 

Elver dealers can no longer pay for the baby eels with cash.That law went into effect Monday.The goal is to prevent people from buying or selling them without a record of the transacton, and should help catch people who fish illegally.Some fishermen and dealers are concerned with the new law, saying many dealers don’t have the funds in a checking account to cover the costs of buying from fishermen and then selling to customers.