“Seeking the Catch”
Original Air Date: May 20, 2008
Jeff P. – TwoCents Reviewer
The clock for the King Crab season is ticking, and the fleet is trying to fill their quotas for the final offloads. But there is a storm front rolling in and some storms brewing on deck for some vessels. The pressure is on.
The North American
Captain Sten Skaar has 10 days left to fill his quota of crab needing another 22 thousand pounds. It won’t be easy in the North American, which is missing some of the common accoutrements that other fishing vessels have. High-powered sodium lights for better night vision, and a sorting table for the crab. The deckhands need to use totes to sort, which move all over the deck in a storm. That evening Deck Boss John Skaar has a debate with deckhand Davin about the launcher position. John wants to speed things up, and Davin is more concerned about safety. Davin gets proven correct when a line almost gets caught in the launcher, which could have pulled a pot towards another crewmember. Erik comes out later to help resolve the issue and bring the crew together.