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Wicked Tuna: NGS Supports Animal Abuse, Inhumane Education, and Poor Conservation Practices

Marc Bekoff | Posted 04.24.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I figured the series would run for one season and then be pulled in favor of something else that would be less brutal and more in line with good conservation practices.

'Wicked Tuna' Wraps Season With 1,030-Pound Fish

Posted 06.04.2012 | TV

"Wicked Tuna" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic) wrapped its first season with a whopper. More specifically, the crew managed to capture a tuna...

'Wicked Tuna': Fishing Boat Captain Is Wicked Mad

Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

On "Wicked Tuna" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic) the crew of the Odysea got into a standoff with another boat after the bigger vessel snagge...

'Wicked Tuna': Crew Risks Capsizing To Fish In Storm

Posted 05.07.2012 | TV

There was some seriously aggressive fishing going down on "Wicked Tuna" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic) this week. Despite a storm creating ...

Catch Of A Lifetime On 'Wicked Tuna'

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

"Wicked Tuna" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic) follows the fortunes of crews from Gloucester, Mass. as they fish for giant bluefin tuna On...

'Wicked Tuna' Emotional Sneak Peek

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 04.20.2012 | TV

Commercial fishing series "Wicked Tuna" is not known for being incredibly emotional, but we've got an exclusive sneak peek at a very touching scene fr...

The Bottom Line: Fishing for Giants

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Promoting selective fishing that wastes little ocean wildlife is one key to the bluefin's recovery. Fishermen who use rods and reels, such as those profiled in Wicked Tuna, can specifically target the species and release undersized fish alive.

Nat Geo's Controversial New TV Show, Wicked Tuna, Debuts

Carl Safina | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Contrary to worst fears, the show's first episode did not glorify the fishing. Contrary to romanticizing the fishery, I felt, the show can make one feel that this isn't an attractive way to try to turn a profit.

Will National Geographic TV's Wicked Tuna Be Better Than Advertised?

Carl Safina | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

National Geographic is committed to the big picture. Conservation concerns will be part of the project. That's their promise so let's take them at their word.

National Geographic Channel, In Race for Bottom, Adds Killing Endangered Species to New Season Entertainment Lineup

Carl Safina | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Well, people, what an incredibly long drop it's been since the electrifying National Geographic TV specials of my youth, whose mere opening theme notes would raise the hair on my neck.