Ratio of Northwest Dungeness crabbers
who die on the job compared with other commercial fishermen
can no longer work on Wednesdays in June, July and August.
In its relatively short lifespan, the series detailing the adventures of Alaska crabbers
, has become one of the most popular programs on cable television.
Statistically, the fishermen can expect that of the 1,500 crabbers
, seven will not return alive this year, according to the Alaska Crab Coalition, an industry group in Seattle.
Oyster growers, crabbers
and fishermen have reported losses in the millions related to the strange events.
Nowadays, the traps are usually plastic, though some crabbers
still use wooden ones.
Disconsolate skipper Phil Lewis, 44, watched his crabber
being towed in by naval tug Defiant and said: "Whoever did this, thought she was never coming back.
Colburn started as a true greenhorn on an Alaskan crabber
Offshore Adventures presented by Red Lobster" is an ocean-oriented, documentary-style chronicle of a team of adventurous young people exploring the world aboard a 126-foot decommissioned Bering Sea crabber
-- the mothership Ocean -- which piggybacks a 45-foot sportfishing boat, a 28-foot Triton center console, a 23-foot Dorado, a 22-foot Mercury RIB and various other vessels and toys.
The banter among homemaker, lawyer and title agent, all-turned recreational crabber
, got my attention.
It would have "skyrocketed by now," commission member and Charleston crabber
Rick Lillienthal said.
One commercial crabber
helped us out immensely by tagging over 1,000 tripletail in four years, and now the program has grown and this year we had really good growth in the number of anglers participating in the north central Gulf.
Skinner thinks maybe the shooter took aim at him not because he mistook the crabber
for a cop, as is the running police theory, but to cause a ruckus.
As police searched through Sunday night, a crabber
shining a spotlight on his pots in the predawn hours unwittingly found the gunman - when the man shot at the fisherman from shore.
Even though there's a deal in place, Charleston crabber
Jeff Reeves said he's frustrated by the season's late start.