Comments for: High prices drives fishermen to seek young eels

Posted June 30, 2011, at 12:02 p.m.

PORTLAND | Officials said record high prices for immature eels on the world market prompted a number of Maine fishermen to seek the eels during the spring season despite threats of fines. Immature eels, known as elvers, were fetching up to $1,200 per pound this spring. Rusty Blake of …

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