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Turkey Tracks: Elver Eels Per Pound

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Turkey Tracks:  April 10, 2013

Elever Eels Per Pound

Ok, so I know more about Elever eels.

First, they sell for a whopping $2000 a pound.

Second, they are tiny, tiny when caught here in the spring–like a piece of angel hair pasta.

Third, they are coming from the bay and are trying to go up the river.  They are likely coming from the Sargasso Sea area.  At this stage they are called glass eels as they are translucent.

Forth, they are sold live and raised to be big before being eaten.

The $2000 explains why people are being fined for netting them without having proper permits.

Written by louisaenright

April 10, 2013 at 7:04 pm

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