Deadliest Catch: Season 8 Episode 1

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.

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.