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I like it just to watch Mother Nature in action! Quite the seas there in the Bearing Sea.
 

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Love that show..... crazy guys! I did a little time doing helicopter op's of the Cutter Hamilton in the early 70's in the Bearing..... I have GREAT respect for that section of water!
 

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Makes me want to go crab fishing. Of course, I would probably get myself killed.
 

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Yeah, I used to watch. Had to quit...was gaining too much weight. Seems all that motion of the ocean put an extra 15 pounds on my keel....a bag of Ginger Snaps to ease the queaziness while watching may have been a contributing factor.:laugher
 

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The show reminds of the times that I had worked up in the Bering Sea fishing and of the fun I had while there....:laugher
 

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While I've only seen the show once or twice, I've seen Direction, the professional lobsterboat out of New Bedford harbor that is sometimes on the show, ram a buoy on its way out of the harbor. :)
 

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The husband of a friend of my wife is friends with Phil.

I think I deserve rep points for that.

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If I remember correctly, they announced in last year's finale' that 2008 was the final year where crabboats kept their own catch. It was my understanding that for 2009, each boat would be given a quota, and all the boats in the fleet would share the proceeds from the catch.

Anybody else remember such???

If so, I wonder how much it will influence the captains/crew to take fewer risks this year?

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Best show ever. Period. I can't wait for the new season. And Dutch - you're right about that water. If video really does decrease the appearance of waves - HOLY CRAP!

Those guys are monsters. Serious BFS.
 

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Deadliest Catch addiction

I was actually hoping maybe they would cancel the show. So I could finally get away from it. I admit it, I'm addicted to it. Once I start watching it I can't look away. I'm sure I've seen every episode multiple times. I don't get it. I'm not easily addicted to other things (except sailing but of course that doesn't count) like video games or drinking, and I don't watch all that much TV. Now that I think of it, my favorite Guitar Hero song to play along is, you guessed it, Wanted: Dead or Alive! My wife and kids make fun of my addiction to the show! My daughter even went so far a couple years back to Photoshop me into a promotional photo of the Deadliest Catch captains and turn it into a birthday card (ok, that was pretty funny). I only know one other guy who's addicted to the show and he's a farmer - I don't think he ever takes a bath let alone go out on the big water. Go figure.
 

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Can't wait for the new series. Love to watch it, including re-runs.

I truly wonder what that new socialist catch-sharing rule is going to do to them. There will be less reasons for taking risks and working hard. And let's face it, those guys embody both. History teaches us that some men will leave, and that it will ruin the men that remain in that profession.
 

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If I remember correctly, they announced in last year's finale' that 2008 was the final year where crabboats kept their own catch.
Well unless it is another change to the rules; I'd say you are talking about the 2006 finale. The last two seasons these boats have been fishing on a quota system. The larger boats buy additional quotas from smaller operations and boost the amount of crab they are allowed to haul. Their seasons have become much longer than the 80 hour "seasons" that were in previous years because they have plenty of time to go out and find/catch the crab so long as they do not come in over or severely under their quota(s).
 
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