Cheers to Deadliest Catch

Cheers: to more reasonable crab prices. Snow crab prices have climbed to a base of $1.65 from last year’s terrible lows of just 92 cents, meaning crab fishermen actually have a chance for some return on their investment this year, instead of merely fighting to pay off loans. And in a curious twist, some observers are crediting the television show “Deadliest Catch” — which shows Alaskan king crab fishermen hard at work in treacherous situations — with improving crab’s bottom line. According to a USA Today article, “I get thousands of e-mails from guys saying they’ll never complain about the price of crab or fish after they see what it takes to put it on their plate,” says Sig Hansen. Hansen’s the skipper of the Northwestern, one of eight vessels followed in the Discovery Channel series.

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