Citing poaching, violent incidents, Ottawa says elver fishery won’t open this year

(Source: Yahoo! News) – OTTAWA — The federal fisheries minister says the lucrative elver fishery will stay closed for the 2024 season. Diane Lebouthillier says confrontations and incidents of violence have created an “immediate threat” to public safety and management of the fishery. She also cites the need to conserve the American eel.