STATEWIDE – Maine fishermen are expected to begin the state’s lucrative harvest of baby eels after the season was delayed.
Maine fishermen catch the eels — called elvers — in rivers and streams every spring and were expected to begin fishing them Monday.
The eels are worth more than $2,000 per pound.
Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher suspended the fishery earlier this month. It ordinarily would have started on March 22.