Wicked Tuna

I fish. I don’t always catch, but I certainly like to fish. And the National Geographic channel has a new show on tuna fishing called, what else, Wicked Tuna. Week after week, we get to follow the Captains of various boats as they go out past the Massachusetts coast in search of bluefun tuna:

Fishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there’s a special breed of fishermen. For generations they’ve used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna.

The Tuna.com crew- Deckhand Sandro Maniaci, Captain and Owner Dave Carraro, and First Mate Paul Hebert, Wicked Tuna on Nat Geo

They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal.

Over the next 10 weeks, the most skilled fishermen will set out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic in hopes of catching the valuable bluefin tuna. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000—they’ll do whatever it takes to hook up.

It’s a good show. If you are a Survivor fan, you might think that Boston Rob may be related to Captain Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise boat. Except Rob’s last name is Mariano. Not Marciano. But they talk exactly the same! All wicked this and piss-ahs.