High Price for Maine Elvers Holding as Fishermen Wait for Thaw
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Associated Press] - April 21, ,2015 -
PORTLAND, Maine, Maine’s baby eel season is off to a slow start, causing prices to balloon back to historic levels as fishermen wait for waterways to finish thawing.
The fishery for the baby eels is one of the most valuable in Maine, though the value dropped in 2014. Fishermen caught 9,690 pounds of elvers last year at an average price of $874 per pound. State regulators say this season prices are back up to more than $1,800 per pound, as in 2012 and 2013.
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