National Fisherman

Local residents could find themselves without crawfish to eat on Good Friday.

The January flooding, this week's cold snap and an early Easter date have left restaurants and sellers of live crawfish with a low supply of crawfish on a day when many families in Acadiana celebrate with crawfish boils.

"We'll have enough for our boiled crawfish in the restaurant," said Edward Wilkerson, owner of Louisiana Crawfish Time in Lafayette. "Live crawfish, we will probably run out pretty quick."

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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