Bering Sea Crab

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The fishing vessel Reliance fishes for opilio crab in the Bering Sea during a storm. The Bering Sea is known for having the worst storms in the world. In this photo a deckhand has just thrown the "hook" at the buoy attached by a line to the crab pot sitting on the ocean floor. He will then pull it aboard using hydrolics. Crab fishing in the Bering Sea is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. This fishery is managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and is a sustainable fishery. The Discovery Channel produced a TV series called "The Deadliest Catch" which popularized this fishery.