Maine – Four lucky fishermen win a state lottery to harvest baby eels, which can bring up to $2,600 a pound.

Four Mainers hit the jackpot this week when their names were chosen in a state lottery that won’t pay them any money – at least not yet. The winners were notified Tuesday that they have been awarded licenses by the Maine Department of Marine Resources to use dip nets to fish for elvers – translucent baby eels that are roughly the size of a toothpick. “At certain times during the season, prices were running above $2,600 a pound,” Read more here

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