Worlds Deadliest Catch!

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I'm a big fan of the TV show "World's Deadliest Catch" - about crab fishing in the Bering Sea.

I love the show for many reasons, not the least of which is that my son is a salmon fisherman in Alaska, fishing in the Bering Sea!  While salmon fishing is not as hazardous as crab fishing, he has still had his brushes with death.

Time Bandit: Two brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs  is a fascinating look at the industry from the fisherman of one of the boats profiled on the TV series. If you have watched the show, than you have seen the authors - Andy and Jonathan Hillstrand - at work.

As he says in the book "On the Bering Sea, every fisherman knows what kills. We understand that, for whatever reason, if we enter the water unprotected, we are dead. A crewman will be irretrievably wounded by hypothermia in four or five minutes,,, the cold will numb his extremities....we are not afraid of the sea; we are terrified of the water."

So if you want to live vicariously the life of a Bering Sea fisherman - than delve into this book and enjoy!


Time Bandit: Two brothers, the Bering Sea, and one of the worlds deadliest jobs

Posted by Martha Lohrstorfer at 08/18/2009 09:49:54 AM | 

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This is an excellent blog you have , well laid out and plenty of good info..
My hat goes off to these brave lunatics who risk their lives to put this delicacy
on our tables. and to Sig Hansen,i always knew the vikings got to America first. Columbus was to drunk to notice he was wrong.Take care and be safe out there
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