Watch Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna is a ten episode reality television show produced by the National Geographic Channel. The show focuses on a group of fishermen from Gloucester, Massachusetts. These fishermen specialize in catching bluefin tuna. Catching bluefin tuna is extremely profitable - if you can find the fish, that is; bluefin tuna are getting harder and harder to find these days thanks to overfishing. With a single fish fetching $10,000 or more on the market, it's not hard to understand why bluefin tuna are being overfished in several places around the world.
Wicked Tuna differs from other reality shows in that it does not promote competition. The show does not reward the fishermen who catch the most fish or encourage the fishermen to compete with each other. Rather, Wicked Tuna is more interested in portraying what it's like to live at sea and raising awareness about the future of the bluefin tuna.
The show does a good job of balancing adrenaline filled moments with quiet and introspective ones, and over the course of the series, you really get a feel for five fishing crews featured in the show: the crews of Tuna.com, the Bounty Hunter, the Odysea, the Christina and the Hard Merchandise. You'll learn a lot about sustainable fishing while watching Wicked Tuna; some of the fishermen deliberately joined the show in an attempt to dispel negative stereotypes of fishermen so focused on the almighty dollar that they don't care about the impact their fishing has on the environment.
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Wicked Tuna Full Episode Guide
The fleet's underdogs struggle to turn around their seasons and a new team joins the competition.
It's week five of Gloucester's bluefin tuna fishing season, and when a sudden storm engulfs the fleet, each captain must decide if the risk of staying out on the water is worth the reward of catching more tuna.
It's week four of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season and Captain Paul Herbert fights to put his first tuna of the season on deck. Captain Greg Chorebanian and first mate Greg Gibbs of the harpoon boat Kristiana steam into Gloucester on a mission: to take down rival Captain Hollywood.
Captain TJ Ott is determined to reel in more fish, but runs into trouble.