Unlike the first “Deadliest Catch,” which is shot in Alaska, the new iteration will follow the brave fisherman in Newport, Oregon, one of the last remaining fishing towns along the edge of the notoriously violent “Graveyard of the Pacific” that stretches from Oregon to British Columbia. Here, generations of Dungeness crab fishermen and their families sacrifice everything that they have, including life itself, to carve an existence from the sea.
Welcome to Newport, OR, where generations of fishermen and their families sacrifice it all, including life, making a living on the sea. This series follows 4 families competing in a rare, catch-as-much-as-you-can, Dungeness Crab Derby.
A savage winter storm swallows Oregon's Dungeness Crab grounds, forcing Captains to either run or fight, a decision their families on land must deal with as well. When the Newport Bar becomes impassable, boats are stranded at sea in monster swells.
Three weeks into the season, a winter storm tears through the Dungeness Crab grounds. A capsized boat echoes its mayday across the fleet. Four lives hang in the balance.
One week after losing a boat and three men to the Pacific Ocean, Oregon’s crab fleet suffers another devastating shipwreck, and more lives hang in the balance.