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    Scottish Crab Industry.

    Thought I might share these scenes from Ullapool North West Scotland.

    The Crab Boat.



    Unloading and sorting.









    Part of the catch.



    Off to Market.



    Makes you appreciate desk diving jobs.
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    Re: Scottish Crab Industry.

    Cool pics, love the colorful boat!

    The crabbing industry out of Alaska, in the Bering Sea, has been called the deadliest industry to work in. There's a show on the Discovery channel called 'Deadliest Catch' which follows a few of these boats through their season, where they go out for 3-4 weeks at a time. The deck hands work 16-20 hours a day for the entire period, in brutal weather conditions. It's fascinating and scary to watch these guys in action. They often come back with over a million dollars worth of crab. The lowliest deck hands make 30-40000 each, the more senior guys and the captains make substantially more. But all at great personal risk.....

    Some upcoming episodes: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedule...7.25026.4150.x

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    I saw the program Paul. I'd rather sit at a desk even though the reward are high.
    The boats from Ullapool are a bit smaller than those on Discovery. They still take a beating with the weather off the Western Isles of Scotland.
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    Thank's Andy...AHHHH the mother land ...home of my people! Scotland Forever! John Wilson P.S. Where the fishermen nice? Or crabby?
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    Re: Scottish Crab Industry.

    I like the 'peg-leg' captain painted on the side of the ship.
    I wonder what he's waving over his head? Must be his cane.

    There is something really simple and beautiful with the Scottish flag. My favorite color is blue so that helps. To bad I'm a combination of Irish, Dutch, and Slovak... Those flags are just to busy. Maybe I'll just have to find a good strong intelligent Scottish lady to marry.

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    Re: Scottish Crab Industry.

    John, fellow countryman. My Father was Scottish.
    The crew were tired out but not crabby and may have appreciated your pun. Would have taken a brave man to ask them considering the number of times they have probably heard it .

    Brian. The pirate had a cutlass of course. Best of luck finding a Scottish lass.



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    [quote=AndyC;428863]Makes you appreciate desk diving jobs.[quote]

    Hi Andy,

    Great pictures, the boat in the first picture looks great (I like the red colors). Indeed not a job for me. Now the sun shies, but I mustn't think about doing this when the colder seasons starts...

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    Re: Scottish Crab Industry.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC View Post
    John, fellow countryman. My Father was Scottish.
    My grandfather used to tell people he was part French, part German, and about a fifth of Scotch!

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    Re: Scottish Crab Industry.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC View Post
    John, fellow countryman. My Father was Scottish.
    The crew were tired out but not crabby and may have appreciated your pun. Would have taken a brave man to ask them considering the number of times they have probably heard it .

    Brian. The pirate had a cutlass of course. Best of luck finding a Scottish lass.



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    Re: Scottish Crab Industry.

    Those are great looking crabs. Make the ones I catch out back of the house look pretty puny. Of course that is a different species but I sure wish pull some in like that!




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