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Decision soon on listing eels under Endangered Species Act

General September 15, 2015

FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, baby eels, known as elvers, swim in a plastic bag at a buyer's holding facility in Portland, Maine. A decision about whether to list American eels under the Endangered Species Act is expected from federal authorities by the end of September 2015, and fishermen are wriggling. The California-based Council For Endangered Species Act Reliability wants the federal government to list the eels as threatened. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen benefiting from booming prices for American eels are squirming about a decision expected this month on whether to list the fish under the Endangered Species Act.


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