Show looks interesting but I also saw them dump a perfectly good sword to rot for no good reason. I think Discovery is going to glamorize longliners in this show and not show the downsides of this industry (ie. tons of bycatch).
I am looking forward to it but I hope they dont show just one side. Discovery seems to be pretty fair in the past. Let's hope they show every side. Im sure the whale wars/ hippy camp will nail them hard if they dont.
to be fair, I don;t think they poked it in the brain with a knife....or did I miss it? They were tapping it on the head to get it to calm down, which works very well. Perhaps I missed the knife to the brain......but the gaffs is the neck I did see and that was odd. Can they not keep those fsh as well?
I am sure that when the camera is not there, those makos get sliced and dumped. They don't want them wrecking their gear again. I was surprised to know that they have to fight and give drag on those bigger fish. The Bluefin took over 3 hours to get in..
me too....they are a nutty bunch of hippys fighting for what they believe in for sure! As for the sword fishing...I got pissed off when they gaffed that mako in the gills too "we have to remove the hook to release it" is what the deck hand said I believe....they do waste quite a bit, and unlike the crab boys... I ENJOY seeing these longliners suffer some hardship, at least the crab boys keep only the legal crab and throw back the females and juvenilles