Saturday: 8:30 pm and 11:30 pm | Monday: 3:00 am
"Bahama Lobster Pirates" is an exciting new reality show filmed in the beautiful Bahamas, premiering February 15th, 2014, Prime Time Saturday nights at 8:30 on the Sportsman Channel.
Join us on this journey: Bahama Lobster Pirates follows 6 commercial lobster boats during the first 30 days of the lobster hunting season in the beautiful Bahamas as they harvest spiny lobster, one tail at a time.
Each commercial lobster boat harvests more than 100,000 lobsters per season. They build and deploy lobster habitats, or condos, along the sandy Bahama sea floor. The habitats provide a refuge for sea life to flourish. The Bahamian Ministry of Fisheries has created laws to promote sea life sustainability, which clearly states that once a lobster habitat hits the sea floor, it is the property of the Bahamas, and any Bahamian can pull lobster from beneath it. And that means a rich bounty for one thing – lobster pirating.
With names like “Sea Gem,” “Waterspout” and “Atlantic Lady,” crews work hard building and deploying habitats – and pirate boats work just as hard finding the habitats to pillage.
With millions of dollars of lobster up for grabs each season, the battle between those who build and deploy habitats, and the pirates who seek them out continues. Crews battle extreme exhaustion, injuries, habitats pillaged by pirates, rivalries between boats and rivalries amongst crew members, lionfish stings, shark scares, mechanical breakdowns, lightning strikes, and hurricanes. TUNE IN AND ENJOY!