Maine Panel Blocks New Tribe Elver Fishery Bill 

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP)- A bill was rejected yesterday to allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe to exempt its members from individual catch limits for elvers.

The tribe says the limits will prevent equal access to the fishery. But the Maine Department of Marine Resources says the tribe can issue licenses to all of its members if it chooses and that a compromise has already been made.

Maine recently passed legislation requiring catch limits for all elver fishermen.