Deadly Devotion: Crab Fishing Quiz
by Staff
Crab fishing has been named both the deadliest occupation in the United States and the "Worst Job with the Best Pay." Indeed, only the bravest fishermen choose to face the icy waters, frequent storms and dark days that are the Alaskan crab season.

In what U.S. state was crab fishing recently named the world's most dangerous job?

  • Alaska
  • Maine
  • Louisiana

What's the name of the largest fishing port in the United States?

  • Gloucester, Mass.
  • Kodiak, Alaska
  • Dutch Harbor, Alaska

What's the name of the cages that Alaskan crab fishermen use to trap crabs?

  • crab cages
  • crab pots
  • claw traps

The Alaskan crab season spans what time of the year?

  • fall and winter
  • winter and spring
  • spring and summer

Which of the following is not one of the risks of Alaskan crab fishing?

  • cold temperatures
  • killer whales
  • frequent storms

A common cause of death for fishermen includes which of the following?

  • drowning
  • starvation
  • claw lacerations

What does the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act require?

  • crab quotas
  • CPR training
  • survival equipment

How long might a crab boat spend at sea?

  • six months to a year
  • three to four months
  • two to three weeks

What are all commercial fishing boats required to carry?

  • an EPIRB
  • nets
  • fishing rods

What's the median income for commercial crab fisherman?

  • $27,250
  • $35,250
  • $55,250