It must have been a fascinating trip. Imagine about 50-60 individuals, mostly all food industry professionals gathered up in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Their purpose? To go where few such individuals have gone, to go crab fishing, to catch their own King crab, to watch the crab get hauled in, butchered, cleaned, and processed, then finally to eat their own ”Deadliest Catch“! How lucky for them! The team of people who make up the Crabbroker.com are on a life-mission to educate as many people as possible to the importance of Alaskan crab, it’s freshness, flavor, delicacy, and quality. It’s one thing to walk into a grocery store and purchase crab that’s labeled as “Alaskan“, quite another to catch your own dinner in the freezing cold waters of the Bering sea. And that’s why the Crabbroker sponsors an annual trip to Dutch Harbor and spends time with a small planeload of individuals. Now think about this: The Crabbroker is thinking about sponsoring a “fan” tour to Dutch Harbor next year–more on that as details become available…. (All photos are courtesy of the Crabbroker)
Russell Newberry of the F/V Timebandit (yes, he’s back) and look, it’s Eric Donaldson–elusive Crabbroker guy!
Jake Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie
The F/V Cornelia Marie in port on one of her multiple offloads
Captain Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand of the F/V Time Bandit
opening up what appears to be a care package (from fans maybe?)
The F/V Time Bandit. She has a new paint job this season
The F/V Maverick pulling into port. She was captained by Blake Painter again this season