Original air date: April 10, 2012
With the dawn of a new season, and a red crab quota cut in half, the fleet is a fleet divided. Each captain must make the decision to either continue fishing the depleted red crab grounds, or risk the long voyage in the hunt for the elusive blue crab. The Cornelia Marie does not return to the fleet due to the high costs of operation. Josh Harris joins the crew of the Time Bandit and his brother Jake joins the crew of the Northwestern.