Matt Bradley

posted: 04/11/12
Deckhand Matt Bradley
Matt Bradley
Matt Bradley Needs a Shower

Matt Bradley always vows never to return to crabbing on the Northwestern, but he always does -- usually to help supplement his e-cig vapor business.

Matt has fished with the Northwestern for over a decade and considers himself a part of the Hansen family. He was introduced to crab fishing by Edgar Hansen, his friend since junior high school.

Matt previously worked as a restaurant manager and cook, picking up culinary skills that are highly regarded on any boat in the Bering Sea. However, Matt still maintains that Edgar is the better chef.

Matt makes friends easily and loves to have fun, but he's had a tough battle with substance abuse. He's open and honest about what he's been through, and hopes to inspire others to find their way out of addiction.

While he's returning for the relatively easy and lucrative kings season, he says he'll always work if they need help. When Sig gave the boat over to Edgar for bairdi last season, Matt Bradley came back to his home away from home, helping to make up for the absence of Edgar on deck.

While Matt is at sea, he still runs his e-cig vapor store with his wife (and sobriety partner), when he can get online. Matt's goal is to ultimately leave crabbing, which is okay with Sig, who thinks Matt's life back home affects his work when he's on the boat. But on the Bering Sea, it never hurts to have a reliable crewmember up your sleeve.

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