Discovery catches Twofour America’s “Monsters”

U.S. net Discovery Channel is heading to the North Atlantic in search of bluefin tuna in the forthcoming series Catching Monsters (pictured).
May 8, 2015

U.S. net Discovery Channel is heading to the North Atlantic in search of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the forthcoming series Catching Monsters (pictured).

The Twofour America-produced series follows a group of fishermen who abandon their usual lobster catches for six weeks every fall in order to hunt the fish, which can measure up to 15 feet-long, weigh 1,500 pounds and swim faster than 40 miles per hour.

While reeling the tuna in can take hours, a catch can fetch up to US$10,000 each. According to a release, however, each fisherman is only allowed to “tag” one tuna in order to keep the population healthy.

Catching Monsters debuts on Discovery Channel on June 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Executive producers on the series for Twofour America include Melanie Leach, Seth Goolnik, Bernie Schaeffer and Dan Bree, while Discovery Channel’s Christo Doyle is exec producing for the net and Meagan Davis is producer.

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