In January and February crabbers fish for Opilio, or snow crab, smaller cousins of king crab, with 700-pound (315.5-kilogram) crab pots. Even as the boats battle 30-foot (9-meter) waves and heavy gales the crew must hoist, stack, move, and empty pots. The work is tedious, and crabbers always run the risk of being hit suddenly by a swinging or falling crab pot...The Bering Sea is known for having the worst storms in the world. Crab fishing in the Bering Sea is considered to be one of the...
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