Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas Setting & Symbolism

Spike Walker
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Crab Pots

Crab pots are steel frames covered in mesh that are baited and dropped from five to seven hundred feet under the Bering Sea to fish for crab. The pots come in several sizes, ranging from six feet to eight feet.

Launchers

Crab boats have platforms on their decks that allow the crewmen to launch the crab pots into the water.

Buoys

Two air-filled buoys and a Styrofoam buoy are attached to the ropes that are attached to the crab pots to allow the fishermen to keep track of their pots and to lift them out of the water.

Radar

Many fishing vessels use radar to keep track of the sea's depth, their crab pots, and other fishing vessels.

Survival Suits

Survival suits are heavy, insulated suits that are designed to protect a person in frigid waters. These suits can help a shipwreck survivor survive longer than...

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