Fishermen lined the banks of Maine’s rivers and streams this spring. They used nets to scoop up baby eels.
Eel fishing stopped last year. That was because of virus safety rules. Fishermen still must stand six feet apart. But they are happy to catch and sell the “elvers.”
Read More: Maine fishermen are grateful to be allowed to fish for elvers again. Many could not fish last year. They again may sell the baby eels to companies in Asia. These companies raise the eels to be adults. Then they sell them to restaurants. Those eels become food, such as sushi. Have you ever tried that? Matthew 13:47 says, “The kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind.”