Around 1,500 fishermen descend on Dutch Harbour for the first day of the Alaskan king crab season; a long night is spent baiting and setting up crab pots in extreme weather; and Alaska's Department of Fish and Game announces an early end to the season.
October weather brings rough and dangerous seas; a wrist injury threatens a fisherman's season; and the crew of the Time Bandit have a reason to celebrate.
An emergency distress signal sounds throughout the fishing fleet; men are missing when a boat sinks; and a deckhand is badly injured.
A boat needs some urgent repairs; crews battle through rough seas to reach coveted fishing grounds; and a fisherman's health deteriorates quickly.
Repairs to some of the boats leave their owners in debt; a heavy storm causes 20ft-high waves; and one of the boats is lost in a typhoon.
The fleet loses one of its vessels; rookies begin to discover how difficult crabbing is; and the Northwestern crew searches for the fabled blue king crab.
Two new skippers join the fleet to take on the treacherous Bering Sea; empty crab pots create tension among the crews; and disaster strikes when a crew member becomes caught in a line.
The captains are left reeling when their crab quotas are slashed; the boats jockey for position on the blue grounds; and new deckhands make expensive mistakes.
A new vessel is taken to the dangerous blue crab grounds; a revelation leads to a fist-fight; and a crew races back to the dock after a freak accident.
A government shutdown shortens the season; a huge storm causes the fleet to fall behind schedule; and a captain struggles to keep his crew in check.