Eel market sizzles in Maine

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Eel market sizzles in Maine

Price creeps to $2,000 per pound
Bruce Steeves uses a lantern while dip-netting for elvers on a river in southern Maine. Elvers are young, translucent eels that are born in the Sargasso Sea and swim to freshwater lakes and ponds where they grow to adults before returning to the sea. Adult eels are sold for food in Asia.
A buyer shows off a handful of elvers in Portland, Maine. The baby eels are shipped to Asia where they will grow to adults. Adult eels are sold for food in Asia.

Eel market sizzles in Maine

Bruce Steeves uses a lantern while dip-netting for elvers on a river in southern Maine. Elvers are young, translucent eels that are born in the Sargasso Sea and swim to freshwater lakes and ponds where they grow to adults before returning to the sea. Adult eels are sold for food in Asia.
A buyer shows off a handful of elvers in Portland, Maine. The baby eels are shipped to Asia where they will grow to adults. Adult eels are sold for food in Asia.
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