Anyone watch this on discovery channel? it's on right now...holy crap! this is sick. they only work for like 6 days or something and get like $200,000. on average 1 guy dies on every boat every year.
I don't believe that Alaska controls the season's lenght, I think that it's controlled Federally. The actual season dates are set by estimations of the amount of crabs caught. The season's are so short now due to over-fishing. In the second to last episode you can here one deckhand reminisce about when the season was three-months long.Why doesnt Alaska just make the season longer with a quota so it's not this crazy rush?