Deadliest Catch 2011 OAD 2010 King Crab Season

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  1. Apr 14, 2011 #21 of 327
    LoadStar

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    Originally, the Hillstrands were going to walk, because Discovery was suing them over an spinoff series that they were to create and star in that they failed to deliver to the network. Sig was going to walk as well in support of the Hillstrands. They settled the lawsuit, though, and all three came back to the show.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2011 #22 of 327
    pmyers

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    A broken neck and a compound fractured leg.....you know you're having a bad day!
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 #23 of 327
    Hank

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    I watch DC on and off... what confuses me is the King Crab season, versus OP crab season versus Blue Crab season... I think I saw the OP crab season lasts just one week? Is there anyplace that explains all of this? Also, when they're out for OP, why don't they catch any King crab in the pots? Or other sea creatures? I know they sort out the crab, but you rarely see them pull up anything but exactly what they're fishing for. Like why don't the get a mix of King and OP crabs? And why is the OP season only one week long?

    Also, they talk about quotas. Are these minimum or maximum quotas? And who sets them?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 #24 of 327
    JFriday

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    The crabs are found in different areas. They have maximum quotas set by the government.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 #25 of 327
    LoadStar

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    BTW - Its "opilio" crab, which they abbreviate as "opie." (I suppose "opie" does sound the same as "OP," now that you mention it.)
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 #26 of 327
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    The blue crab is a type of king crab. We looked it up last night, and apparently they don't always have a season - it is based on population spikes.

    King crab season is in October. Opilio season is in January.

    It used to be a lottery system...there was a maximum amount of crab allowed to be caught set by the government. The season was open until the quota was caught or the preset time limit was up. Now, there is still a quota, but there is no real limit. And boats can buy out the quotas from other ships that don't want to go fishing.

    At least this is what I've learned from seeing every episode so far...
     
  7. Apr 14, 2011 #27 of 327
    BeanMeScot

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    I think different crab are known to be in different areas so you fish a certain area if you want Blue King and a different area if you want Red King ,etc. Plus, it sounds like some scouting is done before the season begins to get an idea of where each type of crab is.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2011 #28 of 327
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    I just wrote OP since I was in a rush and didn't know how to spell "opilio". I figured you Catch Con'ers would know what I meant. :)
     
  9. Apr 15, 2011 #29 of 327
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    Yes. He said they each owned a 1/4 of the boat.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2011 #30 of 327
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    Does anyone else feel sorry for the crab? One minute, you're minding your own business on the sea floor, and the next minute you're in the hull of a ship jammed in there with tens of thousands of other crabs with no space to move and nothing to eat?
     
  11. Apr 15, 2011 #31 of 327
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    I feel sorry when they die and get tossed as deadloss, because they ultimately died for no reason, but I don't feel sorry for the ones that actually get sold (I supose cooked alive) and eventually eaten.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2011 #32 of 327
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    I have no feelings for the crab except that they are yummy in my tummy.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2011 #33 of 327
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    Just imagine if some aliens found earth, and dropped a huge KFC in the middle of NYC with a sign "FREE FOOD AND BOOZE FOR EVERYONE".. and packed the place solid... then wooop.. it's closed up and pulled up to the mothership and thousands of people are dumped into the holding tank for a trip back to the alien planet, where you're cooked alive and then eaten.

    Probably makes great Alien TV.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2011 #34 of 327
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    I still don't feel bad for the crab. ;)

    They are bugs. Tasty, tasty sea bugs. But bugs, nonetheless.
     
  15. Apr 15, 2011 #35 of 327
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    please...

    I don't feel bad for the cows, chickens, or pigs that end up as food either...
     
  16. Apr 17, 2011 #36 of 327
    JFriday

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    But a pretty soon your getting a nice butter bath.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2011 #37 of 327
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    I can overlook the "Phil's dead!" comment since he was pretty heated up at the time, and though there was a shot of the sons possibly hearing it in another room, that may have been edited in for effect.

    The captain I don't like so much is the new 28 year old. Whenever I can understand a word he's mumbling, I'm not too impressed.

    And though I've never liked the blowhard Hilstrands, I hope they get better luck.
     
  18. Apr 20, 2011 #38 of 327
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    Re: the ramp up part of the discussion - aside from seeing the Captains at the bar (or around the barrel), I guess I don't remember a whole lot of the preparation stuff from past seasons, but my memory isn't all that great sometimes, either.

    I AM surprised there's been no discussion of Phil's ashes - held in his personalized motorcycle gas tank, no less - getting the burial at sea. I enjoyed seeing that tribute as a start to this season more than I would have much of the pre-fishing stuff (which we've seen before and got a flavor of with the Cornelia Marie anyway).

    And I thought they mentioned that the new CM captain had captained the CM before when Phil was hospitalized (with the first clot-throwing episode?).

    Glad to see the boys, back, though. And the Coast Guard rescue stuff was kind of cool to see (though I feel bad for the chap that necessitated the rescue).
     
  19. Apr 20, 2011 #39 of 327
    firerose818

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    I would love to see a spin off show that focused on these maritime rescues by the Coast Guard. I'm always captivated when they happen, and they are so intense.
     
  20. Apr 20, 2011 #40 of 327
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    The rescue swimmers have some serious cojones.
     

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