King Crab Fishing Pictures

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King Crab Fishing Gallery

Alaska king crab fishing is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in North America. Every year, hundreds of fearless crab fishermen endure extreme weather conditions and harsh work environments with assertive hopes of catching excessive amounts of the most desirable seafood in the world- King crab!

Bristol Bay is the primary area where crab fishing occurs, with the small town of Dutch Harbor being the main hub of activity. King crab is also caught in Norton Sound, around the Pribilof Islands, along the Aleutian Chain, and a small amount off the coast of Alaska's southern pan-handle.

The images below provide an interesting view of what Alaska crab fishing is all about. There are photos of crab boats, crabbers, king crabs, and extreme conditions that crabbers must endure in the rough waters of the Bering Sea.

Are you a crabber or commercial fisherman? If you have some interesting fishing pictures you want to share, please send them to us and we'll feature them right here in our galleries for the whole world to see.  

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The Catch

A red and blue king crab

Snow crab
"pod"

Sorting snow crab

Off-loading
to a tender

Beauty or
beast?

As good
as gold

Spiny golden
king crab

14 pound
King Crab

Big red
king crab

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The Extremes

Ice-laden boat
in rough seas

Rogue wave damage

Working in
harsh weather

Visibility on a good day

A midnight
storm

USCG to the rescue

Crab fishing in heavy seas

Jumping onto
the ice flow

Breaking through the ice

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The Vessels

Anchored at
St. Paul

Coming home at sunset

Bering Sea
crabber

Loading up on more crab pots

Heading for the fishing grounds

Bristol Bay
king crab fleet

A full stack of
pots aboard

The Shellfish
built in 1967

The Lady
Alaska

Floating near
a large glacier

The Crabbers

Edgar Hansen
holding crabs

Wrestling
crab pots

Edgar & Nick
landing a pot

Capturing the
buoy

Readying a pot
for launch

Landing a
crab pot

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Baiting the
crab pot

Tossing the
buoy

Trying not to
tangle lines

A view from
inside the pots

The Working Deck

The work deck ready to go

The workplace
of a crabber

Haystacked
crab pots

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The "warm"
wheelhouse

Cranes handle
700 lb. pots

The Bering Sea

Birds, birds,
and more birds

St. George
in the distance

Pete's girl
at sea

A curious
bald eagle

Purple sunset
in Adak

Maps

Alaska

Alaska
Peninsula

King Crab
Habitat Areas

St. Paul
Island

Dutch
Harbor

St. George
Island

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Kodiak
Island

Bering
Sea

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