HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 25: Captain Sig Hansen of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" attends a meet and greet at Seminole Casino on August 25, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vallery Jean/Getty Images)
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Where Is
Deadliest Catch
Actually Filmed?
For the better part of the past two decades, Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" has reigned as one of the most consistently thrilling reality programs on television. It’s also one of the best looking reality television shows out there, thanks to the brave camera crews and the beautiful filming locations.
Most of the action in the show is filmed aboard crabbing vessels adrift in the Bering Sea, but port of call for most of those vessels is Dutch Harbor, Alaska. That harbor is the central port for Unalaska, which serves as the population center for the greater Aleutian Islands, as well as the primary entry point for fishing vessels into the Bering Sea.
First controlled by Russia, the U.S. occupied Unalaska during World War II, and it was actually bombed by Japanese forces in 1942. That event shamefully led to native populations being forced to evacuate and live in unsanitary internment camps, but despite that black mark in its history, Unalaska claims it has since become the number one fishing port in the country.