A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.
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 Himself - Deck Boss & Engineer: Northwestern / ... (137 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Time Bandit / ... (133 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Wizard / ... (132 episodes, 2007-2016)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Northwestern / ... (115 episodes, 2007-2016)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Cornelia Marie / ... (112 episodes, 2007-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Time Bandit / ... (100 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Northwestern / ... (98 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Cape Caution / ... (87 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Himself - Relief Captain: Wizard / ... (77 episodes, 2007-2016)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Cornelia Marie / ... (75 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Northwestern (73 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Himself - Captain: Cornelia Marie / ... (77 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Himself - Deckhand: Cornelia Marie / ... (67 episodes, 2008-2016)
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Before complaining about the market price of Alaska king crab, check out this gripping documentary series, revealing the mortal perils and intense discomfort that fishing crews face on the Bering Sea to catch the delicacy. Those perils include 40-foot waves, 700-pound crab pots that can easily crush a careless crewman, and freezing temperatures around the clock. Written by Jwelch5742

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The show is narrated (from the same script) by William Petrie for the English speaking regions of Europe. See more »

Goofs

The locations given for boats on the "radar" screen do not match what the narrator says. For example, one boat was said to be 225 miles Northwest of Dutch Harbor was marked further away than a boat said to be 290 miles Northwest of Dutch Harbor. Another time this occurred when it was said that one boat was a certain shorter distance away from a boat in a southerly direction appeared further away than another boat that was said to be further away, yet appeared closer on the map. See more »

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Referenced in Holliston: Suicidal Tendencies (2013) See more »

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Wanted Dead or Alive
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(title music)
Written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
Performed by Bon Jovi
(Mercury / Universal Music)
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So THIS is why Alaskan Crab costs so much!
21 May 2005 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Deadliest Catch" is the latest offering from the Discovery Channel, and a welcome diversion from their seemingly non-stop "Monster" car or bike building shows. "Catch" follows the crews of several crab boats as they and the rest of the fleet rush to catch as many crab as possible in the ever-shortening Alaskan crab season. The show gives you an in-depth view of the trouble the crew faces doing everyday tasks, like baiting and dropping crab pots, and how these tasks are made harder by the unforgiving Bering Sea. We see everyone from the "greenhorns" (rookies) to the "old salts" and the danger they face every day. As evidence of this, as Discovery was filming one boat sank and another lost a crewman overboard, totaling six deaths in the first episode of the Opilio season. Next time you sit down at Red Lobster and wonder why Alaskan Crab Legs are so much, tune in to Discovery and see why they are worth every penny.


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