Phil was a guest on the Food Network series Paula's Party in the episode "Risky Business Party".
Phil once in a couple of years brings his boat, the Cornelia Maire, Ketchikan for maintenance work at the shipyard.
Phil started to fish at the age of seven.
In 1990, Phil brought the F/V Cornelia Marrie, along with Cornelia Marrie and her husband.
At the age of 21, Phil, ran the F/V Golden Viking, which sunk in 1983 near St. Matthew Island, AK.
Over the course of his fishing carrer, Phil has saved 22 people.
On May 22, 2007 Phil along with his older son, Josh, was involved with a Live on-chat on Discovery's fan site.
Over the course of his fishing carrer, Phil, has broke his back in two places, all his fingers, both shoulders, an ankle and a wrist.
Phil sometimes refers to his sons, Jake and Josh, as "Ding and Dong".
On of the scariest moument that Phil went through, happen almost 20 year ago, on a Monday which he called "Black Monday". When a furious storm stirred up waves more than 50 feet high and sank six crab boats in less than four hours, according to news reports.
At 17, Phil volunteered to work for a crab fisherman for free until he could prove himself, after seeing a friend whose dad owned a crab boat, drove a Chevelle.
Phil owns a Black Custom Chopper made by Titan Motorcycles of Phoenix.
One time durring the fliming of the series, Phil had to tell Jeff Conroy, to get away from the rail because of a huge wave that crashed on the deck of the Cornelia Maire.
In the 2005 Opilio Crab season, Phil's boat, the Cornelia Marie along with five other boats, the Maverick, Obession, North Cape, Lady Alaska, and the Stimson, search for the Big Valley.
Phil's zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Phil has tatoo of a Pirate on his upper right arm which he got in the Spring of 2006.
At first Phil didn't want to have the camera crew on board wasn't something he didn't want to do, but over time he got used to it to fact that he could be himself.
Phil is best friends with Rick Quashnick of the Maverick.
Phil sometimes called his son Jake, "Jakers."
On August 19, 2006, Phil showed up at the 100 years Motorcycle Rally to get autographs from the Hansen Brothers.
As of 2007, Phil lives in Seattle, Washington.
Phil's original engineer, Walt Dauderis, retired after the 2005 Red King Crab season.
Phil co-owns the Cornelia Marie with Cornelia Collins, which is the reason behind the boat's name.
Toward the end of the 2006 Opilio Crab season, Phil made his son, Jake a full share deckhand.
Phil First Mate Roger Jensen has been with fishing with Phil snice 1988.
Phil is partners with Rick Quashnick's crabber the Maverick and Jerry Tilley's crabber the Aleutian Ballad.
Phil has three sons, Josh and Jake, are the younger of the three.
Phil:(On the Sig's promoting of Russian King crab) This whole thing stinks to high heaven. We are madly trying to get consumers to buy American seafood.
Phil:(On his on camera performace)We don't do anything that we wouldn't do if the cameras weren't there. What you see is what you get.
Phil: That's the deal with crabbing. Every day you're going to encounter something where somebody almost gets smashed (or) thrown over the side. The stories you hear, you think, "Well, maybe they're exaggerating." It isn't an exaggeration. These guys are the toughest guys there are.
Phil:Nothing on these shows is scripted whatsoever. What you see is what you get no matter what.
Phil Harris: This is big-time weather and anything can happen.
Phil:(on what he did with his $130,000)You want the honest answer? I bought a car, I bought a house, and I bought a couple of hookers.
Phil:(on the demands as being a captain)It's like, if you make a mistake in your job right now — say you screw this interview up — what's gonna happen? Your boss is gonna say, 'Hey man, you really fucked this thing up, why don't you do it again?' I go make a mistake and somebody gets either hurt or killed. There is zero room for error. You have to really, really concentrate and know what you're doing. You don't have the luxury of screwing up.
Phil:(on crab fishing)I keep doing this and doing this and my number's going to come up.I'd just as soon quit in one piece.
Phil:(on what is shown on the series)I have enough integrity, for all the people who taught me and people who know me. I wouldn't do this show if they told me one thing to say or one thing to act.
Phil:(Right before he plays the prank on the Northwestern)Retaliation, Cornelia Marie style.
Phil:(On the hand-coiling contest with his son, Jake)Now you know why lions eat their young.
Phil: (On his engine failing for a second time) I feel like a one legged man in an ass-kickin contest!
Phil:(On the show)It's kind of neat that people want to know what we do and the conditions we do it in.
Phil (On his son): As father I'm really proud of him and as a captain I'm proud of him. He's really working his ass off.
Phil (about the lifestyle of a Berring Sea Crabber): You go through a couple marriages, smoke cigarettes like it's going out of style, your body aches from the time you get up to the time you go to bed, and you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about where you're going to put the next pot. Yeah, it's a great lifestyle.
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