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Alaskan king crab season is approximately four months long in the Bearing Sea or Bristol Bay area, generally running from October to January; however, there are many varieties of king crab. Crab seasons vary according to species of crab and the location in which the cra...


To become an Alaskan king crab fisherman, travel to the state of Alaska and begin networking with local boat captains and crew. Crab boat captains tend to hire workers who gain their trust, and most new fishermen are part of the captain's social circle. Prior experience...


Alaskan crab fisherman do not receive a set wage, but rather share in the net profits that the harvest produces. Boat skippers typically receive 50 percent of the profits, and junior crew members receive 1.5 to 5 percent of the net profits typically.


Alaskan king crab legs can be steamed, heated in the microwave, baked or boiled. Boiling the crab legs is the recommended method.


Get a job on a crab fishing boat by consulting job centers and networking with other crab fishers. It helps to have some prior fishing experience, but this isn’t always necessary. New workers on crab fishing boats are commonly referred to as greenhorns.


Alaska is home to more than 1,100 known vertebrates, which includes a variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and mammals. Some Alaskan birds are the mallard duck, spruce grouse, northern three-toed woodpecker, Steller's jay and the common raven. Land animals inclu...


The time of the year recommended for crab fishing is between October and December. Larger crabs can be harvested during this time of the year. In general, the fall season is quite productive for crab fishing.