After ten years of competing on Nationwide Geographic’s “Depraved Tuna,” Gloucester Capt. Paul Hebert of the Depraved Pissah lastly can declare the title of champion.
The winner was unveiled within the finale of its tenth season final Sunday.
Hebert, one of many unique fishermen forged within the collection, is understood for his colourful character, as evident within the identify of his fishing vessel. The primary 12 months, he labored as first mate to Capt. Dave Carraro of the FV-Tuna.com, and the remainder of the time, he has competed as captain of his personal vessels.
“To finish this 12 months with a 117-inch fish was simply past my creativeness. However we by no means gave up,” stated Hebert. “That day was similar to a dream — the little boat that would, proper?”
Runner-up and Beverly resident Capt. Dave Marciano of the Exhausting Merchandise congratulated his fellow captain on his win.
In all, Hebert caught 15 fish that cashed in for a complete of $53,303, adopted by Exhausting Merchandise, which caught 14 fish that introduced in a complete of $48,541.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic even made its influence to those that work on the ocean.
“The world was a scary place this 12 months, and we did not even know if we had been going to have a season. So to wind up as one of many prime two boats, we’re very happy with that,” stated Marciano.
“Depraved Tuna: Outer Banks,” a spin-off of this present however in southern waters, premieres its eighth season this Sunday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. on Nationwide Geographic.
Nevertheless, this season focuses on southern captains who will compete. In years previous, this collection has featured a lot of “Depraved Tuna” captains from the north within the bluefin competitors targeted on waters off the coast of North Carolina, a spot also known as “the Graveyard of the Atlantic” due to the greater than 2,000 ships which have sunk in that space.
The unique “Depraved Tuna” collection is filmed on location in Gloucester, the nation’s oldest seaport, and the encompassing waters. It follows fishermen in pursuit of the enormous bluefin tuna, an endeavor that may herald massive money or monetary loss. Through the years, the present has picked up a world following, and is aired internationally in 171 international locations and in 43 languages.
No phrase but on whether or not there will probably be a season 11.