It will come as no surprise that lobster is Maine's most valuable catch.
But the state's second most lucrative fishery, valued at around $35 million, is a mystery to most.
That's because elver fishing is typically done in the middle of the night and the entire catch is shipped off to the Far East.
Between March and the end of May, some 950 licensed elver fishermen will spend their nights wading in icy rivers trying to catch baby eels which are smaller than a toothpick.
"It's different every year," said veteran elver fisherman Tim LaRochelle. "Some years you catch em all early. Other years you can go right up to the last day."
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National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14
In this episode:
NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first
NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.