Lobstermen

ANIMAL PLANET – From Sunday 6 February at 11.30pm

Lobstermen is an exhilarating look at off-shore lobster fishermen of the North Atlantic. Five Captains battle the elements, and themselves, as they work on the edge of the ocean’s Continental Shelf. So tune in as these brave skippers and their crews leave their families for merciless snow, freezing rain and perilously high seas to bring home the ultimate American delicacy: Maine Lobster.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Wednesdays from 17 February, 9.30pm

Lobstermen is an exhilarating look at off-shore lobster fishermen in the North Atlantic. Five Captains battle with the elements and themselves, as they work on the edge of the ocean’s Continental Shelf. They include Keith Chase who skippers a disheveled fishing vessel called Captain Bligh; veteran Captain Grant Moore who brings his greenhorn son aboard the Direction; Captain Norbert Stamps of the Debbie Ann who takes a lighthearted approach until he’s crossed and Captain Tim Handrigan who is at the helm of the Courtney Elizabeth which appears to be cursed. And on the other side of the coin, is a Captain who many consider the scourge of off-shore lobstermen. Joel Hovanesian is a “dragger,” dragging his nets over sacred lobster grounds, catching an amazing array of fish and a few precious lobster traps belonging to other men. His boat is the Excalibur and its ominous presence in the series fuels arguments and causes tension amongst the Lobstermen. These men are fearless mavericks and they’re desperate to pay their crewmen in difficult economic times. Every week, these brave skippers and their crews leave their families for merciless snow, freezing rain and perilously high seas to bring home the ultimate American delicacy, Maine lobster.