Crab fishing is probably one of the most difficult jobs you could have: fishing off the coast of Alaska in extreme winter weather. A crab boat's crew consists of a skipper and five to 10 sailors, who literally work 'round the clock for several days until their quota of crab is filled. Take this quiz to learn more about the challenges of life on a crab boat.
WHAT'S INSIDE: FISH CONSERVATION
- Fish Populations
- Responsible Fishing
When you accidentally step on a puppy's paw, it yelps. If you stub your toe, you yelp (or mutter a four-letter word), too. What about fish? Does it hurt when they get hooked? How can we tell?
Out on the frigid and treacherous sea, a crab boat is certainly nowhere near a grocery store or a hospital. What's aboard to keep this floating community operating?