Aug 05, 2014 · Glass Eel Gold Rush Casts Maine Fishermen against Scientists [Slide Show] Sky-high prices for juvenile American eels have created conflict in Author: Annie Sneed.
Maine’s eel boom kicked into high gear in 2012, when the price of elvers reached as high as $2,600 a pound after a devastating tsunami wiped out many of Japan’s eel farms, where wild-born eels Author: Meghan Barr.
Jun 07, 2017 · Jesse Loring is one of nearly 20 buyers of wild-caught eels in Maine. In early May in Ellsworth, the price per pound of glass eels hovered between $1,200 and $1,350.
Addendum IV set a 907,671pound coastwide quota for yellow eel fisheries, and reduced Maine’s glass eel quota to 9,688 pounds (2014 landings). State legislation in 2014 established an elver transaction “swipe” card system and dealer reporting of elver weight and price monitored by the DMR to ensure the state does not exceed its quota.