The Time Bandit picked up its last string of pots, with mediocre results. The Maverick lost two pots to the ice pack. The Cornelia Marie gingerly navigated through the edge of the ice pack, driving Phil Harris’ blood pressure sky high, but eventually they made it back to open water. On the Rollo, large amounts of crab were brought up. Father and son had a line coiling competition on the Cornelia Marie, and Phil handily beat his son Jake. A crew member was fired from the Maverick. The boats returned to St. Paul and Dutch Harbor to offload, collected their paychecks, and reunited with their families. The Northwestern completed two successful seasons in one-cod and opilio crab-and Sig Hansen opened the “suggestion box” and read the entries with great amusement (“‘Skipper takes more than one shower a month’-is that Edgar’s writing?”). The Northwestern returned to its home port of Seattle and celebrated a successful season with their happy wives and children.
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.