Crab Present

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Crab Present

  1. 1. Bering Sea Crab Fishing Dangerous seas to dangerous dinner tab...
  2. 2. Derby Season • 3-10 Days of All Out Fishing • Length dependent on amount of crab processed. • In 2005 over 14 million pounds of Red King Crab were caught.
  3. 3. Regulation of Industy • Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) • Fleet reduced by 65%
  4. 4. Deadliest Job • 2008 Bureau of Labor Statics Report • One of Deadliest Jobs in America
  5. 5. Opillio • Snow Crab • Most Dangerous Season • 3-4 Foot Spread • Usually less than 8 lbs
  6. 6. Red King Crab • Fall Season • Up to 15 lbs • Up to 6 foot spread
  7. 7. Crab Pots • 7’ x 8’ Metal Pot • Net Sides • 800 lbs
  8. 8. Fishing Process • Several Mile String of Pots • Launched from side of boat • Sink to bottom to ‘soak’.
  9. 9. Retrieval • Line of Buoys • Pulled back onto Launcher • Sorted by Hand
  10. 10. Pay Day • Offloaded by proccessor • Paid by the pound
  11. 11. Pay Out • Expenses • Owner • Captain • Deckhands • Percentage after Captains Take. • $40-60,000 • Greenhorns • Pre negotiated wage (low)

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