Wicked Tuna

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Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna - logo - 01.jpg
Genre Reality Television
Starring Mike Rowe (narrator) [1]
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 72
+ 5 specials (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Mike Nichols
Craig Piligian
Lynn Sadofsky
Michael Cascio
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Pilgrim Studios
Release
Original network National Geographic Channel
Original release April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01) – present
Chronology
Related shows Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
External links
Website

Wicked Tuna is a reality television series about commercial tuna fishermen based in Gloucester, Massachusetts who fish for the lucrative Atlantic bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic Ocean. The teams of fisherman battle each other to see who can catch the most fish.[2][3][4][5][6]

In addition to offering an inside look at one of America’s oldest industries, Wicked Tuna also sheds light on important issues surrounding the fate of the bluefin tuna. captains adhere to U.S. regulations that determine size limits and quotas for the season.[7]

Wicked Tuna is one of our strongest franchises” said Nat Geo president Howard T. Owens. Wicked Tuna was renewed by National Geographic Channel for a sixth season.[8]

Vessels[edit]

Current Vessels[edit]

Name Captain Seasons Specifications Ref.
FV-Tuna.com Dave Carrero Season 1- 38-foot high sheer Duffy [9]
Hard Merchandise Dave Marciano Season 1- 36 feet and eight inches,Novi Boat built in 1984 [10]
The Pin Wheel Tyler McLaughlin Season 2- 35 ft Donelle fishing vessel [11]
The Hot Tuna TJ Ott Season 3- 45 ft stretched to 48 ft Dixon/series 60 Detroit [12]
The Wicked Pissah Paul Hebert Season 5- Custom-Designed 30-foot Boat [13]
The Erin & Sarah Pete Speeches Season 5- [14]

Former Vessels[edit]

Name Captain Seasons Specifications Ref.
The Bounty Hunter Bill Monte Season 1-3 35-foot Duffy [15]
The Odysea Ralph Wilkins Season 1-2 32 foot BHM (Blue Hill Marine) [16]
The Lily Bill 'Hollywood’ Muniz Season 2 Harpoon Boat 36' Northern Bay [17]
Lisa and Jake Paul Hebert Season 2 40' Young Brothers [18]
Christina Kevin Leonowert Season 2 [19]
Miss Sambvca Paul Hebert Season 3 [20]
Kelly Ann Paul Hebert Season 4 [21]

Episodes[edit]

Five complete seasons of Wicked Tuna have been aired. As of July 26, 2016, a total of 72 episodes have aired, as well as 5 special episodes.

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01) June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)
2 15 January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13) May 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)
3 15 February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16) June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08)
4 17 February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) June 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)
5 15 February 1, 2016 (2016-02-01) May 16, 2016 (2016-05-16)
Specials 5 June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08) TBA

Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up episodes[edit]

These are replays of the original 25 episodes but with extra trivia boxes which contain additional insights into the fisherman's thoughts, attitudes, and personalities.[22]

Spin-off[edit]

After season 2 of Wicked Tuna, Nat Geo announced a spin-off of the show set off the coast of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The spin-off was named Wicked Tuna: North vs. South.[23] Several vessels from the original show also appear in this version. Following the first season, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South was renamed Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks for its second season.[24] Season 3 of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banksbegan airing on July 26, 2016.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Wicked Tuna - National Geographic Channel". Channel.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ "A wicked bad idear: National Geographic hunts bluefin tuna for entertainment". Deep Sea News. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  4. ^ Conathan, Michael (2012-03-30). "Fish on Fridays: Sustaining the 'Wicked Tuna'". Americanprogress.org. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ 06/04/2012 6:43 am Updated: 06/04/2012 10:09 am (2012-06-04). "'Wicked Tuna' Finale: Season Wraps With A Massive 1,030-Pound Fish Caught (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  6. ^ Rosenberg, Steven A. (2012-03-22). "Reality TV comes to Gloucester for ‘Wicked Tuna’ - The Boston Globe". Boston.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  7. ^ "National Geographic Orders ‘Wicked Tuna’ Spinoff Series From Craig Piligian". Deadline. January 10, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ "'Wicked' Tuna' season finale is down to the wire". Fox News Entertainment. May 16, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ "FV-Tuna.Com". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Hard Merchandise". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Pin Wheel". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Hot Tuna". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Wicked Pissah". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Erin & Sarah". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Boats of Wicked Tuna: The Bounty Hunter". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Wicked Tuna". odyseatuna.com. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Boats of Wicked Tuna: The Lily". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Captain Paul - Wicked Tuna Video". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  19. ^ "The Christina". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Miss Sambvca". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Boat Profile: The Kelly Ann". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  22. ^ "'Wicked' Tuna' season finale is down to the wire". TV Guide. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  23. ^ "National Geographic Orders ‘Wicked Tuna’ Spinoff Series From Craig Piligian". Deadline. January 10, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  24. ^ "‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 2 Premiere Date Announced". OBX Entertainment. May 30, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  25. ^ "‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’ Season 3 First Look Teaser Trailer Released". OBX Entertainment. May 31, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 

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