Easier Than You Think
Deadliest Catch would have us believe that all crabbers are specialists, but this isn’t always the case. We saw with Jerod Sechrist that even those who appear to be clueless may receive a fishing license. It’s said to be significantly easier to become an Alaskan fisherman, and a commercial fishing license costs only $200.
That said, you shouldn’t hop on a fishing boat if you aren’t experienced. After all, you would want the guy next to you to know what he’s doing if you need him to save your life. While it makes for entertaining television, we don’t recommend captaining your own boat without at least a dozen years of crabbing experience.