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Cold River Cash

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Eel fishing reality show stars rough characters.

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Cold River Cash offers a voyeuristic look into the unique elver fishing industry, which began in the 1970s, and was revitalized in the early 1990s. It also offers some information about the eels, which which spawn in the ocean and move to freshwater to grow to adult size. Industry regulations and licensing limits are also discussed.

Most of the show's focus is on the various ups and downs each team faces during the season, but the fishermen are saltier than the water, and a few are colorful enough to generate some lighthearted moments. If you're interested in this kind of reality entertainment, there's some interesting things about Maine's commercial fishing culture that can be learned here.

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