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Profiling crab fishermen in Alaskan waters.
Season 8, Episode 1
April 10, 2012
A slashed quota for crabs forces the captains to make choices about where to fish in the Season 8 premiere.
Season 8, Episode 2
April 17, 2012
A veteran returns to the red grounds while a captain's wager plays out in the blue grounds.
Season 8, Episode 3
April 24, 2012
Injuries and mental mistakes mount; the Time Bandit bids farewell to a crew mate.
Season 8, Episode 4
May 1, 2012
The skippers issue ultimatums to their youngest deckhands as the weak fall by the wayside and the crab counts dwindle.
Season 8, Episode 5
May 8, 2012
The crews make equipment repairs halfway through the king-crab season.
Season 8, Episode 6
May 15, 2012
An emergency situation develops after a deckhand collapses on the Wizard.
Season 8, Episode 7
May 22, 2012
The collapse of a greenhorn on the Wizard prompts a call to the Coast Guard. Meanwhile, a hurricane bears down on the fleet.
Season 8, Episode 8
May 29, 2012
Poor hauls and quarrelsome crews vex the fleet near the end of the king-crab season.
Season 8, Episode 9
June 5, 2012
A deckhand quits and two brothers fight at the start of the opilio-crab season.
Season 8, Episode 10
June 12, 2012
Northerly winds, polar ice and flaring tempers complicate crabbing efforts.
Season 8, Episode 11
June 19, 2012
Polar ice challenges the fleet; the Northwestern and Wizard try to escape St. Paul Harbor.
Season 8, Episode 12
June 26, 2012
The captains have a decision to make when polar ice encroaches on the opilio-crab grounds; a call home increases one captain's troubles.
Season 8, Episode 13
July 3, 2012
Ice creates problems on the opilio-crab grounds, prompting some captains to leave.
Season 8, Episode 14
July 10, 2012
The ice begins to recede, allowing some boats to return to the crab grounds; one of the vessels suffers a blackout.
Season 8, Episode 15
July 17, 2012
A dire situation manifests itself for two brothers; ice hampers the fleet's return to the Bering Sea.
Season 8, Episode 16
July 24, 2012
A deckhand makes a mistake as the opilio-crab season ends in the Season 8 finale.
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