NW Greenhorn – Age 24, Everett, WA
Karl is the grandson of one of the Northwestern’s quota moguls, which is how he found his way on to the family fishing vessel. It also helps that he’s Norwegian. The youngblood amongst a sea of old veterans, Karl joined the crew in Season 11 and became an integral part of the crew. Being a salmon boat owner and having some experience brown crab fishing made Karl not the greenest of greenhorns. Likable for his easy laugh and humble demeanor, the crew appreciates Karl – even though he talks too much sometimes. Sig and company believe in investing in the Northwestern crew, both personally and financially, to keep them around for the long haul. So as long as Karl is looking to stay in crabbing, it looks like the Northwestern might be his new home for some time. As Karl continues to step up, Sig has given him more responsibility on deck. Like all his deckhands, Sig expects Karl to be on the Northwestern for years to come.