Bering Sea Crab

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Ice fog accompanies the fishing vessel "Kiska Sea" as it fishes for opilio crab in the Bering Sea in January and February of 1995.  The Bering Sea is known for having the worst storms in the world. Ice fog is formed when the air is colder than the water. The boat is covered in ice from sea spray coming over the sides.  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. Today this fishery, largely based out of Dutch Harbor, AK has been consolidated resulting in a lot less boats fishing.