Bering Sea Crab

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Crewmen Larry Murphy (left) and Steve McElroy prepare a crab pot to be dropped overboard onboard the fishing vessel "Kiska Sea" during the opilio crab fishing season in the Bering Sea in January and February of 1995.  The Bering Sea is known for having the worst storms in the world.  The boat is covered with ice caused by "freezing spray" a phenomena whereby sea spray freezes on impact of hitting something. 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.