The crews continued to set their crab pots with mixed results-highliner boats like the Fierce Allegiance and the Northwestern were pulling lower numbers than expected; the Western Viking finally found the crab after an extremely bad first string. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the end of the season after only 2 days and the captains started to worry that they would not be able to catch enough crab to be profitable.
Deadliest Catch is a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. It portrays the real life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab and bairdi crab fishing seasons.
The Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is the base of operations for the fishing fleet. The show's title derives from the inherent high risk of injury or death associated with the work.
Deadliest Catch premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 12, 2005, and currently airs in over 200 countries. The first season consisted of ten episodes, with the finale airing on June 14, 2005. Subsequent seasons have aired on the same April to June or July schedule every year since the original 2005 season. The 12th season premiered on March 29, 2016.