PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal regulators will meet to propose options for Maine’s forthcoming baby eel season.

A spokeswoman says the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s American Eel Working Group will craft the options on Monday. A management board’s vote on the recommendations could happen at an Oct. 27 meeting.

Federal officials have said the rules for the next elver season could range from keeping the status quo of a nearly 6-ton quota to closing the fishery.

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