Nova Scotia fisheries minister blasts DFO ‘inaction’ on elver poaching

Nova Scotia Fisheries Minister Kent Smith has written his federal counterpart Diane Lebouthillier stating his “extreme disappointment” with DFO’s management of the elver fishery. A copy of the letter sent Feb. 15, after Lebouthillier announced her intention to not open the commercial elver season this spring due to concerns about rampant poaching and violence, was obtained by The Chronicle Herald.