Eel Farms in Maine? Idea is Gaining Traction

The baby eels they harvest are exported to Asia, where they’re grown to full size in fish farms and sold at a much higher price as sushi products. Barry Costa-Pierce says this is a missed economic opportunity for the Pine Tree State. “So Maine has got, what, over 600 permits out there for harvesting elvers,” he says, “and we’re shipping all of our elvers to China and Taiwan and we’re missing all of that value.” Audio, Read the rest here 09:40:

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