Alaska Fish Wars

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 4.8  (27)

Alaska Fish Wars is an American television series that premiered on the National Geographic Wild channel in 2012. The show takes viewers on a thrilling journey as they explore the intense and dangerous world of commercial fishing in Alaska. The series follows three boats and their crews as they brave the treacherous waters of the Bering Sea in search of the highly prized Alaskan king crab.

The show's main characters are Gavin Keohane, Dan Anderson, and Wes Humbyrd, each of whom captains their own boat. Gavin Keohane is the captain of the Ramblin' Rose, a forty-six foot vessel with a crew of six. With over twenty years of experience in the fishing industry, Keohane is known for his aggressive tactics and his willingness to take risks in order to come out on top. Dan Anderson is the captain of the Aleutian Ballad, a fifty-eight-foot boat with a crew of six. Anderson is a veteran fisherman who has made a name for himself as one of the most respected captains in the industry. Wes Humbyrd is the captain of the Kiska Sea, a forty-six-foot boat with a crew of five. Humbyrd is a former Green Beret and a newcomer to the commercial fishing world, but his military background has given him the skills to handle the dangerous conditions of the Bering Sea.

The series documents the trials and tribulations of these three boats as they compete against each other in the cutthroat world of commercial fishing. The crews of each boat battle against the elements, their own physical limitations, and the clock as they race to catch as much crab as possible during the roughly two-month fishing season. Viewers witness the intense and exhausting work required to pull in traps that weigh over a thousand pounds and the dangerous conditions that crews must face on a daily basis.

Between the dramatic footage of the boats battling the rough sea conditions and the high-stakes competition between the boats, the show offers viewers an adrenaline-fueled experience that is as exciting as it is harrowing. The crew of each boat must push themselves to the limit in order to succeed, and the smallest mistake could mean the difference between a profitable haul and a failed season.

While the show's primary focus is on the fishing industry in Alaska, it also delves into the personal lives of each captain and their crew. We see each of their personalities and their unique strategies for tackling the challenges they face out on the water. The series also explores the relationships between the captains and their families back home, as well as the dangers that come with spending months at a time away from loved ones.

Overall, Alaska Fish Wars offers an intense and riveting look into the dangerous world of commercial fishing in Alaska. With stunning footage, heart-pumping action, and engaging personalities, the show is sure to capture the attention of anyone interested in extreme television or the dangerous professions we depend on for our seafood.

Alaska Fish Wars is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on February 8, 2013.

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Last Captain Standing
6. Last Captain Standing
February 17, 2014
The salmon fishing season comes to a close, but not before the crews give it a last-ditch effort. Unfortunately for Captain Wes, his day may be over before it even begins.
Monster Haul
5. Monster Haul
February 10, 2014
Fatigue and lack of patience has set in for the crews. Captain Dino lets his crew recharge, but ends up in dangerous waters without a deckhand in sight. Like Dino, each crew hits a wall of mistakes and obstacles, but walk away with monster hauls.
Against the Tide
4. Against the Tide
February 3, 2014
The infamous tides of Cook Inlet wreak havoc on the fishermen. Taylor destroys his drive shaft in shallow waters and spends the rest of the day repairing his boat, but Captain Dino reaps a big reward after leaving port early.
Into the Hot Zone
3. Into the Hot Zone
January 27, 2014
Each captain makes the critical decision on where to drop their nets. Some heed reports of the hot zone, while others defy the crowds. With an onslaught of fish around them, it's a race against the clock to cast their nets before the fish flee.
Rock the Boat
2. Rock the Boat
January 20, 2014
After success on opening day, the men hope to fill their boats a second time around. Some of the captains bank profitable results, but others begin to second guess their skills, while faulty gear plagues a few of the men.
Rush the Line
1. Rush the Line
January 13, 2014
With the season upon them, the commercial salmon captains of Cook Inlet are ready to spring into action. The stakes are high as each fisherman has something to prove this season with the salmon run predicted to be one of the largest in history.
Where to Watch Alaska Fish Wars
Alaska Fish Wars is available for streaming on the National Geographic Wild website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Alaska Fish Wars on demand at Amazon and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    February 8, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (27)