'Deadliest Catch's' Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand: Brothers, BFFs and 'farmers of the sea'

Every Tuesday night, fans of Discovery Channel's hit reality series "Deadliest Catch" watch selected boats from Alaska's crab-fishing fleet head out onto the Bering Sea to haul in king and opilio crab for domestic and foreign consumption.One of those boats is the F/V Time Bandit, skippered by brothers Johnathan (for king crab) and Andy (for opilio) Hillstrand."We're farmers of the sea," Johnathan Hillstrand tells Zap2it. "If there's lots of crabs, like apples, your price goes down. If there's not so many crabs, or oranges or apples, your price goes up. Same with us. They can be easy to harvest or not easy to harvest. You can have the right weather or not."So we're farmers of the sea."While a lot of the drama of the show comes from the personality clashes of the crab boat crews during months at sea in close quarters, things are more harmonious on the Time Bandit than other boats. That starts...



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