COMMENTARY: Don’t penalize lawful elver fishers

(Source: Saltwire) – The elver fishery in the Maritime provinces has long been a cornerstone of the regional economy, providing sustainable livelihoods for hundreds of women and men. Yet in recent years, the fishery has been undermined by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) permitting illegal harvesting and transnational organized crime syndicates to threaten both the resource and the local community.