About the show Wicked Tuna
The show began airing on National Geographic Channel on April Fool’s Day of 2012. It gives an insight into the world’s oldest industries of tuna fish catching and also discusses the fate of the bluefin tuna as they are fished and killed for food.
There are some regulations in place which the Captains adhere to as they competitively fish for the special tunas. They have to limit themselves to the size of the fish and also the quota for the season. They cannot exceed the limit lest it turns illegal.
The fishermen battle to catch the maximum number of the tunas which yield them a lucrative business. Sushi chefs give as much as $ 15000 for one fish. The commercial fishermen are basically from Gloucester, Massachusetts. The season 7 of this show aired from March 2018.
There are different types of vessels used for this commercial fishing. Most of them are custom-designed especially for the purpose.
The cast and crew of Wicked Tuna
The series is directed by Zachary Boggs. It has been written by Matthew Lee and Sarah Madden. The narrator of the series is the famous Mike Rowe. The other cast includes Dave Carraro, Tyler McLaughlin, Paul Hebert, Dave Marciano, TJ Ott, Brad Karsowski, and Sandro Maniaci.
There are other cast members as well. The show has a number of producers and there are a good cinematography and music teams backing up the main stars.
Salary and net worth of the cast
Tyler McLaughlin is from Rye Harbor, England and used to go on fishing trips with his father. The cast of Wicked Tuna receives a salary of $ 2000 to $ 300 0 per episode that they shoot with National Geographic Channel. Tyler’s net worth is estimated to be around $ 400000.
Dave Carraro earns more than $ 8300 per episode of the show and his net worth is $ 600000. He had caught his first tuna in New Jersey. Paul’s salary details are unknown but he has a net worth similar to Tyler namely $ 400000.
Dave Marciano’s net worth is said to be $ 500k. TJ Ott is also the oldest cast member and his net worth is $ 2 million. Brad Karsowski has a net worth amounting to $ 100k. Mike Rowe the narrator earns $ 10k per episode and his net worth is $ 45 million.
Wicked Tuna show’s season 5 has premiered this Sunday on National Geographic Channel. The first episode deals with the fishermen hunting for the Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Outer Banks which is the most treacherous waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. There is a reduced number of the tuna left now and hence the pressure of the Captains is enormous.
The Captains of New England Marciano, McLaughlin, and Ott will be seen in this episode heading South to the North Carolina shores in the hunt for the lucrative fish.
Wicked Tuna cast member dies
Nicholas S. “Duffy” Fudge who is a cast member of the reality show died on July 19, 2018, at the young age of 28. He was the first mate on Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing boat, Pinwheel and is said to have died unexpectedly.
.@NatGeoChannel and @Pilgrim_Studios were saddened to learn that Wicked Tuna cast member Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge passed away this week. Duffy was the first mate on Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel. We join his family and friends in mourning his untimely loss. pic.twitter.com/Cw8Q8JKQHn
— Wicked Tuna (@WickedTuna) July 23, 2018
Reference: (Wikipedia.org, edition.cnn.com)