LOS ANGELES- Seven years ago, audiences of the Discovery Channel were introduced to a group of fishermen whose lives revolve around the Alaskan King Crab. Since then the Emmy Award-winning show has become one of the most groundbreaking and successful reality television series.
Captain Scott Campbell, a.k.a. Junior, is the captain of the Seabrooke crab ship and says that during the year the eighth season was filmed he dealt with some of the deadliest conditions he has ever faced.
"When you're the captain you know you're responsible for your ship, and when the crew is out there in the elements trying to do the most intense job that you've ever done, but you're on a boat that's rolling and pitching. You're burning as much energy focusing on your job as you are doing your job," Campbell said.
The show takes place in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, and the crew faces not only personnel issues but issues beyond their control, mainly, the weather.