One of the deadliest jobs in the world is that of the Alaskan crab fisherman. They brave the treacherous waves of the Bering sea in search of valuable king crabs.
A new generation braves the sea, forging unlikely alliances across the fleet. As high prices draw foreign boats, captains young and old band together.
New blood joins familiar faces. As the Coast Guard encounters a surge of illegal foreign vessels at sea, perils mount for the new generation.
Sig gets tough news at sea, forcing the Hansens to make a critical decision. With wheelhouse ambitions, Jacob reaches a stalemate with Keith on the Wizard.
East coast captain Linda Greenlaw attempts to break into the competitive and dangerous Alaskan crab fishery for the first time in her storied career.
Sig buries his beloved mother and the last of his family's pioneering generation. Sean Dwyer sees trouble in a new partner and Jacob fights back on the Wizard.
A new deckhand falls ill on the Time Bandit, raising questions for Andy. Captain Rick deals with a severe crew injury and Wild Bill's plan A fails.
Sig returns from his mother's funeral only to find his gear in harm's way. The Coast Guard gets a call to extract a sailor with broken legs 200 miles out...
When Sig and Mandy disagree on a fishing strategy, Clark is caught in the middle. Wild Bill comes down hard on deckhands as Linda gets too close to danger.
On the Saga, Sean Dwyer joins Jake for a high-risk trek west to Adak Island. Meanwhile, Rick attempts a dangerous shortcut through the treacherous Unimak Pass.
As a continent-size storm pummels the fleet, John and Andy fight to save their anchor and the boat. Plus, an orca befriends the Northwestern.
A storm threatens John's record-breaking run as Keith helps triangulate the crab. Jack braves treacherous tidal currents and chaos strikes the Wizard.
An early closure forces captains to work together to get their catch safely to port. Sig crosses a line when he repositions a rookie captain's pots.
Winter erupts as Johnathan hunts for crab in a secret location to which he's won exclusive rights. Plus, Sig tries his luck at a derby fishery.
Captain Keith eagerly repositions his pots when Johnathan makes an offer he simply can't refuse. Bob follows a pod of porpoises to her first big solo haul.
The safety of Bob's operation is jeopardized when another vessel collides with her boat. On the Barbara J, Jack gambles big to get home to honour a friend.
With $1 million in crab at stake, the Wizard battles unrelenting waves. Jake strikes bargain to aid another captain, but it may come at a cost.
Winter unleashes its fury on the fleet. When Keith's winch seizes, the Wizard crew work a double shift to retrieve their pots. Plus, the Summer Bay runs aground.
An explosion rocks the Time Bandit, and an emergency sends Keith into rescue mode. Meanwhile, Jake disposes of pots to prevent capsizing.
When Sig loses GPS navigation, Mandy must work a decades-old magnetic compass. OJ's replacement on the Wizard makes a misfit crew a bit more awkward.
Crew conflict in winter weather puts Johnathan's leadership to the test. Sig and Mandy risk a heavy fine chasing the biomass along a boundary line.
Johnathan drives the Time Bandit into towering waves to haul the riskiest set of his career. Jake faces a potentially unstoppable magnesium fire.
Hampered by damage, Sig must outmanoeuvre an unknown captain to hold onto his ground. Jake allies with Wild Bill to make a critical deadline.
Johnathan's crab pots are in peril. Sig seeks a Bairdi hotspot with a decades-old computer. Jake's short on crew and must put his niece on hydraulics.
Freak tides trap Sig in dangerous seas, as Jake battles to get to port. Rick attempts to turn a heart-wrenching tragedy into a triumph for Jacob.