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I agree, but it's the restaurant serving it that can make all of the difference.
Me, and a buddy of mine went to this place in Detroit that sawed the legs horizontally. It was so easy to eat, just a shrimp fork was all you needed.
I overdosed that day on crab...
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What is a lot of money?
I guarantee you, I wouldn't do it for twice that amount. I would be dead from a heart attack..

By using the help as "independant contractors, the workers really get screwed over. The downfalls are many.
Just because they aren't considered "payroll employees" doesn't mean they don't pay taxes. They will be receiving a 1099 form from the boat owner instead of a W-2, so they better not spend the 13 grand they need to hang onto for April 15th...
In fact, no Social Security dollars are paid into their retirement accounts from the boat owner either. They are not covered under Workmens Compensation or Disability insurance from their "boss" if they get hurt on the job..

It's a tough deal for them IMO. But I guess the possibility of making a quick 25 grrrr to someone who is used to making minumum wage is "good money".

You'll just have to trust me when I tell you that they are doing just fine.
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John,
I agree, but it's the restaurant serving it that can make all of the difference.
Me, and a buddy of mine went to this place in Detroit that sawed the legs horizontally. It was so easy to eat, just a shrimp fork was all you needed.
I overdosed that day on crab...
I've been on a scallop kick lately. My wife gets these hockey puck sized scallops from Sam's and we grill them...talk about good food....little garlic and butter and there you have it.

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I've been on a scallop kick lately. My wife gets these hockey puck sized scallops from Sam's and we grill them...talk about good food....little garlic and butter and there you have it.
Scallops rule. My wife makes scallops in a white wine & swiss cheese sauce with green onions and serves it over fettechini.
Unreal!
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Last winter, standing in the Anchorage airport at 1 in the morning, I actually got to meet the Northwestern crew, on their way back to Seattle for a couple weeks. Sig is only about 5'7" . We talked for quite a while. It sounded like most all of those boats are also "fishing" boats, but fishing is a little too gory for TV. It was pretty interesting, and they all seem like pretty good guys. And they flew coach.
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I'm sure they work those boats all year long fishing.
Crab season is to short, and the Bering Sea in the winter is the star of that show anyway.
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Here is a spin off of Deadliest Catch, it's the Deadliest Batch.
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Last winter, standing in the Anchorage airport at 1 in the morning, I actually got to meet the Northwestern crew, on their way back to Seattle for a couple weeks. Sig is only about 5'7" . We talked for quite a while. It sounded like most all of those boats are also "fishing" boats, but fishing is a little too gory for TV. It was pretty interesting, and they all seem like pretty good guys. And they flew coach.

Yup, they are all cool guys.

They used to be very wary telling people what their profession was because of the stigma commercial fishing has but now TV has thrust celebrity status upon them and their industry.

Time will tell if the same thing happens with loggers.
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Here is one of the boats on the Deadliest Catch show for sale on eBay
eBay Motors: Alaska King Crab Fishing Vessel,seen on Deadliest Catch (item 300227803633 end time Jun-03-08 19:46:14 PDT)

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