While silent on the specific team he joined, Mike Rowe noted in an interview for GamerLive.TV that his first experience on board made him work alongside everyone else with giant crab traps. The constant advance of huge waves made an already difficult task dangerous. And the situation quickly alerted Rowe to the brutal working conditions of the crew. If he was hoping for words of comfort from the captain, then it would be better if Rowe sought support elsewhere. Instead, he said in an interview that the captain’s words only made him extremely careful about his time at sea.
As Rowe recalled in an interview, “He said, ‘Son, I’m the captain of the crab boat. It’s not my job to get you home alive. My job is to get you home rich. ? It’s on you.”
It turns out that in commercial crab fishing, everyone goes above and beyond when it comes to personal safety, even in the most treacherous waters. Without a doubt, Rowe would have had to constantly keep himself on high alert if his potential role as host of Deadly Catch hadn’t turned into a narrative. He later added in the same interview that the test shots for what would eventually become “Deadly Catch” ultimately showed that he was better suited to tell the show’s nautical adventures within studio walls rather than at sea. He’s not completely devastated by the changes. Rowe once jokingly mentioned Facebook Positionthat he is grateful for not joining the captains and crews of the Bering Strait.