Eric was one of many boat captains that surrived "Savage Sunday" where the seas where at 80ft.
Eric's former First Mate, Christian Kirk, is also his brother-in-law.
In the 2005 Red King Crab season, Eric's boat, the Rollo, lost two of its 160 pots
Eric's boat the Rollo was the only boat that was featured in the second season Deadliest Catch that wasn't owned or co-owned by the person that was running the boat.
Eric's boat, has been nicknamed by fans "The Hippie Boat" because of the all of the crazy things that seemed to occured on his boat.
Eric's Engineer, Bryan Greer, has been with him snice 1989.
Eric tests his potential deckhands by a difficult fishing techinque, called "Cod Jigging". If they past the test they will become a deckhand on his boat.
Eric found his Deckhand, Matt wandering the docks three years ago.
Eric lives in Bothell, Washington.
Eric's Zodiac Sign is Sagittarius.
Eric is 5'9".
Eric full name is Stein Eric Nyhammer.
Eric: It's still man against Mother Nature out there, so you can't get too over-cocky. You gotta know just how smart you are.
Eric(toward the two Fish and Game officals): That is screwed up. We come out here to try to make a living and work so that the state of Alaska can have this industry and now I'm the bad guy?
Eric:(on his boat's huge amount of crab)Love it ... love it, man! Drowning in crab ... love this! What it's all about here, baby!