Deadliest Catch Season 17 Spoilers: Pandemic Makes Captains Jobs More Challenging

Deadliest Catch season 17 spoilers reveal that the premiere will show the fleet captains not just dealing with the unpredictable sea, but coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Discovery Channel airing a brand new episode on April 20, what can fans expect? Keep reading to get all the details.

Deadliest Catch Season 17 Premiere Date

According to the network, the series will debut a new season on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 8 pm ET. It will air on the Discovery Channel. However, if you have the streaming app, Discovery+, viewers can catch it a few days early. It will be available on the streaming app on Friday, March 19, 2021.

About The New Season

The pandemic didn’t just affect people on land, it affected those at sea, too. Deadliest Catch season 17 spoilers reveal that the captains learn that half the crab boats are stuck in Seattle, Washington while en route to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. That isn’t all, though. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game was not able to do the summertime crab survey due to lockdowns. That means the captions are going into this new season completely blind. What is already going to be challenging has just multiplied. The official press release states the following:

“In the wake of the global pandemic, half the crab boats of the Bering Sea fleet are tied up in Seattle. Now an existential threat faces the fishermen who make the long-haul trip to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for the 2021 Crab season – a potential closure of the entire fishery. Crabbing isn’t just a way of life for the captains and their crew. This year, it’s a fight for the industry’s survival. If they’re going to make it work, the fleet will need to make sacrifices and band together across lines – even with long-sworn enemies. Their livelihood depends on it or they could potentially face the end of their careers. Deadliest Catch returns with a season like no other before…”

Deadliest Catch Season 17 Spoilers: New Strategy

It has forced captains to come up with a creative action plan. Capt. Sig Hansen of the Northwestern has a plan, but needs help to make it work. Specifically, he needs legendary crabber and friend Johnathan Hillstrand’s assistance. But will he be willing to come out of retirement and leave his family?

Rival Offers Information

Deadliest Catch season 17 spoilers reveal that Captain Keith Colburn of the Wizard already has issues with a boat that is in desperate need of maintenance. It can only be afforded if he has a successful season. Captain Scott Campbell, Jr., a longtime rival, offers him info on where the crab is. However, when the two men meet, things don’t go as expected.

Make sure to tune in to the Discovery Channel on April 20 or Discovery+ on March 19 to watch the season 17 premiere.

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