Whether we sit down to eat a hearty fish pie at home or tuck in to fish and chips from the local takeaway, we give little thought to how the food came from the sea to our plates. It never occurs to us that what we’re enjoying has only been made possible by men who risk their lives in one of the most dangerous professions going, a profession which every year sees 20 men die in Britain alone.
Trawlermen, is a high energy, high adventure observational documentary series, which follows the fortunes of crews who fish for everything from cod and haddock to prawns and monkfish, in some of the most dangerous waters around Britain. The five part series begins on SBS on Wednesday March 18, at 8pm.
Setting sail from the historic harbour of Peterhead in Northeast Scotland, the crews battle the arctic waters of the North Sea and the North Atlantic, where 30 foot waves are commonplace and Force 10 storms an unremarkable event.
Trawlermen offers high action, emotional drama as men pit their wits against sea and nature to bring home food for our tables and wages for their families. They are truly the last great hunters of the wild.