Fans of Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch


The F/V Cornelia Marie has returned home to its resting place in Kodiak, Alaska. The Captain and crew have all returned safely from a successful Opilio crab fishing season.

I will leave it up to the "Deadliest Catch" editors in regard to what you'll see this year. But… it wasn't a boring year. It was a year of change that tested men and machinery…full of excitement, bad weather and injuries. However, we never loose sight of what's most important.. that everyone came home.

Yesterday, Discovery Channel issued a press release of the new season, Season 7. It’s hard to believe that our fishing boat is entering its sixth year of being on television. With the exception of one short scene, the FV Cornelia Marie was not featured in season one. Season seven may be our final one on “Deadliest Catch”, as the future of the Cornelia Marie, like the crab fishing business in general, is uncertain.

Here is what the Discovery Channel wrote about our boat and crew in its press release:
“The dark clouds and long shadow of their father's death still hang heavy on sons Josh and Jake Harris but now they need to show the rest of the fleet that they can come back and step it up as co-owners of the Cornelia Marie.”

As part owners of the FV Cornelia Marie, Jake and josh have even more pressure on them as they follow in the father’s footsteps. The role of Bering Sea Crab boat owner is a heavy responsibility. The CM is a big boat that costs a lot of money to operate, even for a day. The family considered tieing the boat up this season because of this financial burden, but decided we had obligations to fulfill.

Even after a year, the loss of Captain Phil is still having a major impact on the Cornelia Marie family. When Phil was skipper, there was clarity to our family business. He loved to catch crab and was very good at it. The Cornelia Marie was built to fish and Phil was built to fish it. Fishing was his life.

When we lost Capt. Phil, I think we lost somebody you don’t see on television very often. Somebody that honest, hard working folks can identify with – someone like them. This is what I've heard from many people who have taken the time to write in.

Of course, we’re always grateful of the support we receive from fans of the show. I apologize If I didn’t thank you personally through email - I do read every one.

So, when is the first episode of the new season? The press release reads, “Tuesday, April 12 at 9 pm ET/PT”.

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Comment by Sarah Ingram on May 31, 2011 at 7:19pm
You cant really blame Jake for being a druggy its not his fault he just fell into the wrong crowed is all hes still a good guy no matter what??
Comment by yvonne calverley on April 3, 2011 at 6:28pm
thanks for the update, we wont get the new season here in aussieland until later in the year around sept... the only question I have is, why isnt the cm page crew updated it still shows freddie has a deck hand and derrick as capt... who is captain is still tony
Comment by yvonne calverley on April 3, 2011 at 6:28pm
thanks for the update, we wont get the new season here in aussieland until later in the year around sept... the only question I have is, why isnt the cm page crew updated it still shows freddie has a deck hand and derrick as capt... who is captain is still tony
Comment by donna burk on March 29, 2011 at 7:00am

Hello again....I just want to thank you Morgan for all your information....It is kind and many people I see and talk to just loved Capt.Phil Harris...all the guys too..But Phil just had that certain something that every week we waited again I thank you for sending these great posts to all of us....


Comment by donna burk on March 29, 2011 at 6:55am
Hi..It breaks my heart to hear it may be ove for her....I don't think anyone could fill Capt.Phils shoes...His boys are so young and it is very hard to find the spots...Phil knew everyone of them in his head ..from all his years with his dad and going to sea at such a young age....but I know the boys do their best...but losing your dad and your best friend is something I don't think you could ever get over...Capt.Phil was just One of a Kind...some people are so never can replace them....Good Luck to all the Captains and their boats....I love them all and feel like I have known them always.....Many Blessing to Everyone......Donna b
Comment by ines claes on March 29, 2011 at 6:45am
thanks for the update morgan.what the future brings for the cm we don't know.i really hopes that the cm is still on the show, but when she is not there any more,then i still love the was one of my favorite boats there and it's a sadly lost from capt.phil.i never ever have meet him,but from the things i have seen on tv,he looks a very nice and sweet guy.i think that the cm is not the cm anymore like when phil was the capt.of it.he loved that boatd a,d he loved the fishing.he loved his family and friends too.can't imagine that he had enimy's on the water.he was a guy that had the respect from everybody.must wait till see the new show, but i am always watching dc,cm in it or not.hopes that even when the cm is not there anymore, that you keep updated us about the boat.and whetever josh and jake gonna be in the footsteps of their dad, that only brings the future.and what they decide in life or what they do in life, i will always support and respect the harris family.feeling that i lost a great friend.capt.phil harris,i'll miss ya every day more and more,even i have never meet ya.but you be always in my mind and prayers.
Comment by Stacey on March 26, 2011 at 6:15pm
This is gonna be a great year!!! Jake and Josh hang in there. I lost my mom 3 years ago losing a parent is something you don't ever get over but you just learn to live life differently.  The first years hardest because you think noone understands what your going through. 2nd year gets alittle better still hard on anniversaries, birthdays and holidays. 3rd year you start to get your life back together remember their smiling face, look at pictures and tell stories about them and know they are still there through all of life's milestones that are handed to you. Your on that boat for a reason your dad wanted you to be there then and he wants you there now.  Your Phil's son make him proud. You go Boyz!!!!
Comment by Tonya R Castorena on March 11, 2011 at 2:03pm
As the anticipation of a new season hangs in the air, I too am excited to see how this one will turn out without Phil. I am sure it was very hard for Josh and Jake to be out there in the Sea without their dad. At least they get to be on the same boat as he was and continue the memories. I hope that they will be back and prepared for the hardships to come. If Josh and Jake are any thing like their dad and really wants to be on the boat, I hope they fight to keep the legend alive for a long time. I look at it this way. The CM is not that old nor is she ready to give up any time soon.  She may need repairs and yes they can be expensive, but I know in my heart Phil would fix them. just because he is gone, dont give up. 
Comment by katoneill on March 11, 2011 at 7:05am
phil was one of the top 10 or 15 boats in the fleet
Comment by Vickie Doyle on March 10, 2011 at 4:54pm
As always, you and your Mom have my utmost respect, and love. I thank you for the update, and tho not happy about what I believe is the future of the CM as far as Deadliest Catch is concerned. I think I "somewhat" understand quotas . They are linked to not only the vessel, but the past performance of the Captain. Captain Phil Harris was a one of a kind. The CM is a one of a kind. Together they were a perfect match. "A crabbing machine." I have been a fan of you and your mom from season 2. Thanks for allowing all of these (US) fans to gather at this place that you made us feel welcome. Whatever the fate of the FV/CM , may all those connected to her, past, present, future, have all the best that life has to offer. God Bless,
Vickie Doyle

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