Deadliest Catch will return for a 15th season on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) in 2019.

In America, the 15th season of Deadliest Catch will start out on 19 April, with no broadcast date however for South Africa despite the fact that it need to be about April or May well as nicely, considering that prior seasons also began in prior years about this time in South Africa.

The iconic series returns for its landmark 15th season to Dutch Harbor in Alaska – a maverick town that has had its share of upheaval more than the years but this year, a thing is distinct in the air.

A new boat blows into town, rumoured to know exactly where more than a quarter billion dollars-worth of king crabs are situated.

The rest of the fleet is left on the outdoors prepared to do something to get in on the score but complicating matters are extremely undesirable winter climate that under no circumstances backs down. Storm just after storm causes season-ending injuries and far more harm to the boats than the captains have noticed in years.

New to the fleet this season is the reduce-throat, no-nonsense Captain Steve “Harley” Davidson with the Southern Wind. The boat is the second-biggest in the fleet behind only Captain Keith Colburn’s boat The Wizard.

Harley, who has captained the Southern Wind for 15 years, does not make mates conveniently, such as Captain Keith who considers Harley as enemy quantity one particular.

In the 15th season of Deadliest Catch, Harley was in a position to break out ahead of other people to appear for crab. Following scouring the grounds with more than 1 200 pots, he believes that a quarter billion dollars-worth of crab are clustered in a single enormous horde. If he’s suitable, each captain in the fleet will be on best of him, turning the higher-stakes hunt for crab into a close-quarters battleground.

On the legendary Northwestern, Captain Sig has been preparing 23-year-old Maritime Academy alumna and daughter, Mandy Hansen, to be his relief skipper. But how will she stack up in a season of competitive close-quarters fishing?

Following years of tough operate, Jake Anderson has whipped the Saga into ship shape and hired a robust crew. Now, with a developing household, he desires to purchase into the boat and turn out to be a companion, not just an employee.

Nevertheless, in order to acquire ownership and safe a steady future for his wife and household, Jake should fish quick sufficient to bring in a quarter million more than expenditures for the purchase-in.

With enormous boat payments due, Captain Wild Bill has his operate reduce out for him on the F/V Summer season Bay. With two untested greenhorns and a furry tiny dog named Rico, the veteran skipper has a lot to retain his eye on. It is not lengthy prior to factors take an unexpected turn when one particular of Bill’s newbies all of a sudden disappears at sea.

Captain Sean Dwyer of the Brenna A has key ambitions. Following his dad passed away five years ago, he took the helm and punched by way of each challenge the Bering Sea could throw at him.

Now, he hopes to convince his mother and business enterprise companion that what they seriously have to have is to purchase a second boat. But with Keith and Sig’s gear standing in his way, Sean should outfox the veterans or say goodbye to his dream of expanding the household business enterprise.

All eyes are on captains Josh Harris, Casey McManus and their fabled Cornelia Marie. Final season in Deadliest Catch, Josh gained notoriety by skirting a series of close calls though filling the boat at a breakneck pace.

Now, the young skipper should prove that final year’s results wasn’t a fluke. If he succeeds, he could be entrusted with a million bucks worth of added quota.

As tensions rise, the temperatures continue to drop. With the climate colder than it has ever been in more than half a decade, components of the Bering Sea are starting to freeze more than along with the boats in it. Enormous waves, hurricane force winds, heavy-machinery and enormous icebergs are just a couple of factors that no season is ever the identical.

Deadliest Catch is developed for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia corporation.