Dulac, La. - In the murky waters near Dulac, something lurks beneath the surface.
Bayou Fabio takes us on the hunt.
Rickey Verrett's day begins much earlier on the banks of Bayou Dularge.
He doesn't carry much on his small boat. Verrett needs all the room he can get for what he hopes to bring back.
"If I throw out 40 jugs, I usually get 100 pounds dressed," says Verrett. "I get like 20 something fish with 40 lines. Get at least half."
Not just any fish.
Verrett is one of the few commercial fishermen in the world hunting alligator gar.
"It's just what my daddy does so I figured I'd do it too," he says. "On my own about 15 years gar fishing. I used to work on a shrimp boat and stuff."
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National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14
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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.