The ships, captains, and crews featured on ‘Deadliest Catch’ are all licensed to fish for the Bristol Bay region Red King crab. Most are also licensed for Opilio and Tanner crab in the same area. Seasons begin on October 15th.
King Crab habitat in the Bering Sea.
Bristol Bay area. Map courtesy Bristol Bay Native Association.
St. Paul Island, a popular ofloading port for ‘Deadliest Catch’ boats, is one of the Pribilof islands, along with St. George. As one can see by the image, although they appear close to the Aleutian islands and the mainland, they’re a full 800 miles from Anchorage.