Photo Stories: Bering Sea Crab: Bering-Sea-Crab-Ducey-galley

Exhausted crewmen crash in the galley of the fishing vessel Polar Lady while their boat travels to the next string of pots. Crabbers sleep four to six hours a night, less when the fishing is good. They work seven days a week for several months. There is no such thing as sympathy on a crab boat. With only a crew of five or six men, the sick or injured can't go to bed and recuperate. Crabbers often exist on one hot meal, sandwiches, candy bars, sodas, and a staple of ibuprofen and flu medicines.  The Bering Sea is known for having the worst storms in the world. Crab fishing in the Bering Sea is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.  This fishery is managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and is a sustainable fishery.  The Discovery Channel produced a TV series called {quote}The Deadliest Catch{quote} which popularized this fishery.
Bering-Sea-Crab-Ducey-galley

Exhausted crewmen crash in the galley of the fishing vessel Polar Lady while their boat travels to the next string of pots. Crabbers sleep four to six hours a night, less when the fishing is good. They work seven days a week for several months. There is no such thing as sympathy on a crab boat. With only a crew of five or six men, the sick or injured can't go to bed and recuperate. Crabbers often exist on one hot meal, sandwiches, candy bars, sodas, and a staple of ibuprofen and flu medicines. The Bering Sea is known for having the worst storms in the world. Crab fishing in the Bering Sea is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. This fishery is managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and is a sustainable fishery. The Discovery Channel produced a TV series called "The Deadliest Catch" which popularized this fishery.