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Hauling In Alaska King Crab Pots

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Hauling In Alaska King Crab Pots

Picture by: Unknown Picture taken on: March 27th, 2011

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Alaskan king crab fishing is carried out during the winter months in the waters off the coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. The commercial harvest is performed during a very short season, and the catch is shipped worldwide. Alaskan crab fishing is very dangerous, and the fatality rate among the fishermen is about 90 times the fatality rate of the average worker. Statistically, it remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States.