Elver landings 



ELLSWORTH — As of 6 p.m. Sunday, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) reported Maine elver dealers buying a total of just over 6,283 pounds of the eels with a reported value of $2.9 million, for an average price per pound of $467. 

Since March 22, when the season opened, 4,512.5 pounds of this year’s landings came from DMR-licensed elver harvesters, leaving just over 3,000 pounds of the quota remaining. 

Harvesters in the Penobscot Nation have landed about 313 pounds of their 620-pound quota. Maliseet harvesters have reported landing about 35 pounds of their 107-pound quota. 

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