Fishermen of baby eels expect high price as stocks dry up

  • In this May 25, 2017, file photo, baby eels swim in a plastic bag after being caught near Brewer, Maine. Members of Maine’s baby-eel fishing industry are expecting high prices for the fish in 2018 due to a lack of the eels on the international market. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

ROCKPORT, Maine — Members of Maine’s baby-eel fishing industry are expecting high prices for the tiny fish this year because of a shortage on the international market, and sushi lovers could end up feeling the pinch.

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