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: 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.
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.