In the 2005 Opilio Crab season, Rick's boat, the Maverick along with five other boats, the Cornelia Marie, Obession, North Cape, Lady Alaska, and the Stimson, search for the Big Valley.
Rick's, wife Donna, will called him Richard when she want to get his attention much faster.
Rick favorite meal is spaghetti.
Rick is consider by his wife, Donna, to be the bravest man in the world.
Rick is hoping to capitalize on the publicity generated by "Deadliest Catch" with a new product line called Maverick Seafood. Which can be purchase at web address Maverick's Seafood.
Rick would buy is first boat, a gillnet, at the age of 13, but wasn't able to fish on until he was 14.
Rick began operating the Maverick in the Bering Sea in the fall of 1991.
For the 2006 Red King Crab season, Rick made his former engineer Blake Painter, the captain of his boat, but will be back for the 2007 Opilio Snow crab season.
Rick at first didn't like the idea of having camera crews onboard, having his boat featured on the show for the last two years has been fun for him.
Rick is best friends with Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie.
Rick's youngest, Tara, lost her husband in Dec of 2005 in Iraq.
Rick's 4th daughter, Tonya, works as a deckhand on the Maverick during their halibut fishing trips and also runs their coffee shop, High Seas Espresso.
Rick is called "Marshmallow" only by his wife Donna, which he hates, because he is so easy with his crew.
Rick has four grandsons.
Rick boat, the Maverick, is the only boat in the fleet that is owned by a husband-and-wife team
Rick has five childern, Julia, Wendy, Tabatha, Tonya, and Tara.
Rick's boat the Maverick, is parters with Phil Harris's boat, the Cornelia Marie.
Hiram Johnson, one of their former deckhands sometimes refers to Rick Quashnick as "Rock Star Ricky" because of the show.
Rick lives in Warrenton, Ore.
14 of the 16 years that Rick has been going out to fish crab, his wife, Donna has been going along with him.
Rick(On their new bussiness):We're exploiting the name, of course. We're trying to sell some crab.
Rick:It's not just a job, it's an adventure.
Rick:(On facing a gale storm and retreating to Saint Paul Island) I just hope I can get back to dock without turning this sucker into a giant popsicle.
Rick:(On the show)We have no idea what they're going to show. It's always kind of a surprise.
Jean Quashnick:(On her son and the show)It's awesome, it's fantastic, I never get tired of watching him. I just worry about him.
Rick: (describes the fishing lifestyle): It takes long hours to be successful, the money is good, and the competition is what keeps people in it.