STATEWIDE – Maine fishermen have until the Friday afternoon to enter the lottery for a license to harvest baby eels, which are among the most valuable resources in the state.
Fishermen catch baby eels, called elvers, from rivers and streams in Maine so they can be used by aquaculture companies.
The eels are raised to maturity for use as food.
Maine is taking entries for the elver license lottery until 4:30 p.m. Friday.
There are nine available licenses. The state caps the total number of elver licenses at 425.