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Most Maine lobsters are caught between June and December. There are around 6,000 licensed lobstermen in Maine. Maine lobstermen catch nearly a million pounds of lobster annually. In Maine, lobster landings totaled 125,953,876 pounds in 2013, the second highest amount since the Department of Marine Resources began keeping records. Lobstermen are very territorial because if someone else is hunting in their area, the traps can get tangled. A crewman on a lobster boat makes about $50,000 a year. Boat owners make a lot more than crewmen, but must invest a lot more as well. A lobster fisherman needs to catch about 150 pounds of lobster a day just to cover the cost of bait and gas. The lobsterman’s day usually starts at 4:30 am and can go until dark.