Harvesters' Perspectives on Alewives, Bluebacks, and Eels in Downeast Maine
Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries
Narrative histories of alewife/blueback herring and American eel fisheries
Downeast Maine, Maine fisheries, Alewives, River Herring
Elvers are juvenile American eels. They are harvested in Maine in the spring as they migrate from the sea to freshwater. They are exported from Maine to Asian countries where they are grown to marketable size in aquaculture facilities.
Milliken, Billy; Bushey, Randy; Young, Darrell; and Keene, Julie, "Elver Economics" (2014). Maine Sea Grant Video Collection. 5.