Elvers, or glass eels. About 80 percent of the quota has been caught. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Elver season



AUGUSTA — As of Sunday, May 7, nontribal elver fishermen in the state had caught about 80 percent of their 7,566-pound quota for the season, according to the Department of Marine Resources. Fishermen have 1,358 pounds remaining of allowable catch.

Elver dealers reported buying a total of 8,034 pounds so far this season – including catch from the Maliseet and Micmac tribal jurisdictions – with a reported value of $10,517,230 for an average price per pound of $1,309.

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