Two new captains emerge as the 2010 king crab season begins in the Season 7 premiere.
Across the Bering Sea crab fleet, bad fishing causes high tensions and low morale as empty pots whittle away profits and nerves among the men.
Jake Harris learns how to drive the Cornelia Marie; a dangerous situation unfolds aboard the Wizard as a crew mate gets caught in the line.
A serious injury forces a crewmember to his bunk after the crane breaks on the Kodiak, while the Seabrooke's greenhorn has a mental breakdown. The crew of the Cornelia Marie must put aside their differences to seek cover from a massive Bering Sea storm.
Two crewmembers nearly come to blows on the Northwestern while a deckhand on the Wizard falls asleep at the wheel and sends the boat steaming blindly toward a fleet of nearby vessels.
Mutiny on the Cornelia Marie; a rogue wave imperils the Time Bandit; the Kodiak crew suffers breakdowns; a deckhand angers the Wizard skipper.
A confrontation on the Cornelia Marie brings the police; a deckhand sustains a career-ending injury on the Kodiak; an incident on the Ramblin' Rose prompts the skipper to have a change of heart.
The King Crab season ends with an arctic storm; the Time Bandit crew plays a prank on the Northwestern; a revered fisherman makes an exit.
Massive change strikes every returning boat as Opilio Season begins. Edgar finally says goodbye to the Northwestern, a new captain boards the Cornelia Marie and the entire fleet is shut down by one of the largest arctic storms in history.
Spotlighting the greenhorns and the trials they face on the Bering Sea.
As the fleet battles an epic arctic hurricane, focus shifts from strategy to survival. Ice and injuries have the captains considering desperate measures. With the fishing in question, only one thing remains certain: there will be blood.
As another winter storm rips through the crab grounds, the Ramblin' Rose makes an all-or-nothing gamble, the Time Bandit courts danger at the dock and a crewman on the Northwestern suffers a bloody, nose-breaking blow.
A loose pot turns into a half-ton wrecking ball on the Kodiak, while a crewman on the Seabrooke is nearly crushed by ice. On the Cornelia Marie, the new skipper courts mutiny with a move to untested fishing grounds.
A captain and deckhand clash on the Cornelia Marie over a crippling lack of bait, while skipper Elliott Neese attempts to fix a possible season-ending breakdown and the Time Bandit's soft-spoken greenhorn goes to the Hillstrand's "Pirate School".
The treacherous waters off St. Paul Island make offloading crab in this barren outpost a terrifying necessity for several boats. A harbor surge snaps lines on the Wizard while another greenhorn walks off the Seabrooke in a cloud of shame.
As Opilio season winds down, two exhausted crewmen on the Time Bandit nearly come to blows. The skippers of the Seabrooke and Cornelia Marie both suffer debilitating injuries and the captain of the Wizard erupts and physically assaults an unlikely victim.
The Bering Sea fleet finishes the season with big pots and big paydays. The Seabrooke captain fights an agonizing illness and the Northwestern takes revenge on the Time Bandit. The Cornelia Marie comes home from what could be it's final season of fishing.