With the premiere of Wicked Tuna just around the corner, we’ve been overhearing a lot of chatter surrounding this special breed of fishermen from America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Mass.
For generations, they have used rod and reel to catch the magnificent bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood in one of the most highly regulated fisheries in the world. But experts think bluefin tuna populations are at critical levels. So as the world debates how to save this species, these fishermen depend on them to make their living … one bluefin at a time.
The Boston Globe published a piece that touts Wicked Tuna as nothing contrived with a pace that allows the viewer to grasp the range of emotions that the fishermen experience. Read the whole story here and check out a trailer from the upcoming season: