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'Deadliest Catch' Dedicates Season 15 Premiere to Fallen Crew Member Zac McFarlane

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The Season 15 premiere of Deadliest Catch, which aired on April 9, began on a rather somber note. The Discovery Channel series paid tribute to three fishermen who were killed in January when their commercial crabbing boat capsized. 

The episode was also dedicated to the memory of Zac McFarlane, a former crew member who worked on the show as director of photography, camera operator, and producer from its debut in 2005 to 2010.

In a recent tweet, executive producer Decker Watson called the cinematographer an "adventure-cameraman pioneer and a friend." Here’s what we know about Zac’s death and his time on Deadliest Catch