Maine Elver fishery value plunges 74%

elver eelAfter two years of runaway catches and explosive value, Maine’s elver fishery fell substantially back toward Earth in 2014, according to state officials. But despite a near 75 percent reduction in the value of the volatile fishery, elver fishermen in Maine still did pretty well last year, bringing in the third-most valuable annual elver harvest in the past two decades. With the fishery’s reduced value, elvers became the fourth-most valuable commercially harvested species in Maine in 2014, behind lobster, softshell clams and herring, in that order. Read the rest here 10:07

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