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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Series cast summary:
Mike Rowe ...  Narrator / ... 254 episodes, 2005-2020
Sig Hansen ...  Self - Captain: Northwestern / ... 208 episodes, 2005-2020
Keith Colburn ...  Self - Captain: Wizard / ... 178 episodes, 2007-2020
Jake Anderson ...  Self - Captain: Saga / ... 166 episodes, 2007-2020
Edgar Hansen ...  Self - Deck Boss & Engineer: Northwestern / ... 153 episodes, 2005-2018
Josh Harris ...  Self - Captain: Cornelia Marie / ... 154 episodes, 2007-2020
Jonathan Hillstrand ...  Self - Captain: Time Bandit / ... 143 episodes, 2006-2020
Bill Wichrowski ...  Self - Captain: Cape Caution / ... 132 episodes, 2010-2020
Matt Bradley ...  Self - Deckhand: Northwestern / ... 95 episodes, 2005-2020
Monty Colburn ...  Self - Relief Captain: Wizard / ... 103 episodes, 2007-2020
Andy Hillstrand ...  Self - Captain: Time Bandit / ... 103 episodes, 2006-2017


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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In 2018, Edgar Hansen pled guilty of fourth degree sexually assaulting a teenager girl (15 years old) known it as Jane Doe due to federal law that protect under age victims. He faces no jail time. He got a suspended sentence of 364 days in a fine of $1653. He also must undergo a sexual-deviancy evaluation and treatment and give a DNA sample to authorities. As of today neither Discovery nor deadliest catch actors or producers have made any comments regarding the situation. Edgar has since been removed from the show. Though they did not address his situation in the show. See more »


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Wanted Dead or Alive
(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 wtbe7560See 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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15 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Alaskan Crab Fishing See more »

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Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA See more »


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