In fact, it's the elvers, immature eels, which are in demand by aquaculture companies. "If the catches are great, the prices will go lower. If the catches are poor, the prices will go higher," said Mitchell Feigenbaum, owner of Delaware Valley Fish Co., which buys eels in Portland and ships them to China. "There's still ample demand for the product worldwide."
Eel populations beware--the ten week season is on.