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the new “deadliest catch”
New England fish show us that they’re the ones with the claws
If you think the most dangeRous job on the planet is working on a crab boat in the bering sea, you’re probably a fan of the hit reality tV show, “Deadliest Catch,” now in its sev- enth season. but you’d be wrong, according to a national institute for occupational safety and health study. for the decade 2000 to 2009, the new england multi-species groundfish fishery (think cod, haddock, flounder, and sole) eclipsed catching alaskan crab as the most dangerous
in the fishing profession, with 26 deaths, more than double the total for crab fishing. — R.L.
photos: noaa; (right) courtesy gary kramer, Heartland Boating
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