It is one of the television reality shows regarding commercial fishermen in the North Atlantic ocean where they fish for Atlantic bluefin tuna based in Gloucester. There is a competition among fishermen for earning more profit by catching more fish. Since 1 April 2012, this series is broadcasted on National Geographic channel in the US. Its 8 seasons have been completed with 115 episodes. Its timing is 60 minutes. It is produced by producers Mike Nichols, Craig Piligian, Michael Cascio and Lynn Sadofsky under the production company named pilgrim studios. Moreover, it focuses on the crucial issues that surround the bluefin tuna’s fate along with providing an inner look at America’s older industry. Furthermore, its eighth season launched on 11 March 2019 and lasts up to 16 June. In addition, its ninth season has renewed by the channel.
Wicked Tuna Boats
There are a number of boats on wicked tuna. Although some fisherman makes profits from their older boats some of them make new boats for being successful in their task. The following are the names of boats Such as Hot Tuna, Erin, Hard Merchandise, Pinwheel, f/v Tuna.com, Wicked Pissah, Sarah, Lilly, Krystina, Portland, etc. These boats are docked at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort at Gloucester, Massachusetts. These boats cost between $20,000 and $300,000. The size of the boats varies from 35 feet to 48 feet.
Wicked Tuna Captains And Their Boats
Dave Marciano – Boat: F/V Hard Merchandise
He is the most renowned captain on the show, and his fans describe him as down to earth and a real person. Before participating in groundfish fishing, he started fishing in high school on the Yankee Fleet in Gloucester. He is a 52-year-old married, and father of three fishes on the show and having two children Joe and Angelica.
Dave Carraro – Boat: F/V Tuna.com
He is basically from New Jersey, Carraro and started fishing as a child and during his life he has fished for bluefin tuna. He is a 50-year-old and still unmarried. Moreover, he is a commercial airline pilot of JetBlue.
T.J. Ott – Boat: F/V Hot Tuna
He is a native of New York and 38-year-old. He came from a tight-knit family. Moreover, he fished along with his father and brother. Also, his nephew Daniel is learning fishing.
Brad Krasowski – Boat: F/V FishHawk
He is 48 years old and married and having two children. He was born and brought up in Manasquan, N.J. Moreover, At a young age, he along with his brother learn to do fishing from their father. As both, his brother and father are also commercial fishermen.
Tyler McLaughlin – Boat: F/V Pinwheel
He is the youngest captain at the age of 29 on this show. Moreover, he proved that he is a good fisherman and he joined this show from season two.
Paul Hebert – Boat: F/V Wicked Pissah
He is 53 years old and a commercial tuna fisherman. He learned fishing from his grandfather and father. He is well known for his sense of humor.
Wicked Tuna Seasons
The first season started on 1 April 2012 and ended on 3 June 2012 having 10 episodes. The second season has 15 episodes and aired on 13 January 2013 and lasts on 12 May 2013. Its third season has 15 episodes and it began on 16 February 2014 and ended on 8 June 2014. Next, its fourth season initiated on 15 February 2015 and lasts up to 7 June 2015 having 17 episodes. Then, its fifth season has 15 episodes and started on 1 February 2016 up to 16 May 2016. The sixth season has started on 12 March 2017 and ended on 4 June 2017 with 12 episodes. Its seventh season has begun on 11 March 2018 and ended on 24 June 2018 having 16 episodes. Last but not least, the eighth season started on 10 March 2019 and lasts up to 16 June 2019 with 15 episodes. Moreover, this show has 11 special episodes that have been aired on 9 February 2014.