A Strict Conservation Framework Superior to that of the State of Maine?

“Recently, the Passamaquoddy Tribe has been accused of placing the glass eel fishery in such extreme danger that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission might force the shutdown of the state’s glass eel fishery. Nothing can be further from the truth. In fact, the Passamaquoddy approach to the glass eel fishery is rooted in traditional knowledge of the species, an inherent and inalienable connection to the rivers and oceans that are the home of the Passamaquoddy people and of the ‘American eel,’ and a profound scientific understanding of the ecology of the watershed resulting in a strict conservation framework. This framework is superior to that of the state of Maine.” -Passamaquoddy Chief Clayton Cleaves


About Ret Talbot

Ret Talbot is a freelance writer who covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. His work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Mongabay, Discover Magazine, Ocean Geographic and Coral Magazine. He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife, scientific illustrator Karen Talbot.
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