Elver Dealers No Longer Able to Pay for Eels in Cash

Updated 2 years ago

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.