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"Big Shrimpin'" (History Channel TV show) is a reality series that follows a group of longtime employees of Dominick Ficarino, owner of the most successful business in Bayou La Batre, Dominick's Seafood.

For the shrimpers of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, mining the waters for tiny pieces of "saltwater gold" is a treacherous, 24/7 job. But there's more to shrimping than bringing in the day's haul. History is made daily as they fight to save a uniquely American way of life.

Over the course of several months, the captains and crews of three of Dominick's boats show what it takes to shrimp and demonstrate how something so little can create such big problems. Working 40 days at a stretch and sometimes 48 hours straight, the crews battle unforgiving elements, equipment breakdowns, injuries, competing boats and even each other.

There is deep history within the tradition of American shrimping. Born and raised in the shrimping industry, Dominick's fourth generation family business is determined to rebound from the widespread devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill. At a time when close to 90% of the shrimp in America comes from outside the U.S., he's fighting to keep the industry alive.



Dominick's loyal crews are willing to risk it all to sustain their way of life and keep Bayou La Batre afloat. Captain Redbone, 35 years in the business, is the one Dominick depends on to haul in the most shrimp. At 32, Captain Bullfrog, the "shrimp whisperer," is Dominick's youngest captain. Captain Roundhead claims he was once the best in the biz, but he's had some hard seasons and is looking for redemption. Away from home and family for months at a time, these pros never stop, never give in, and never give up.

"Big Shrimpin"' is produced for History by Pilgrim Studios. Craig Piligian and Eddie Rohwedder are executive producers and David Barsky is co-executive producer for Pilgrim Studios. Susan Werbe is executive producer for History.


BIG SHRIMPIN' (HISTORY TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: History Channel
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: November 17, 2011
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Pilgrim Studios





"Big Shrimpin'" (History Channel TV show) scene History Channel Goes 'Big Shrimpin'' — Premiering Thursday, November 17, the new docu-series follows the crews of three shrimping boats who battle unforgiving elements, equipment breakdowns, injuries, competing boats and even each other. Read more...

 
 
 
katv says:
I'm n the shrimping biz & it is ILLEGAL to keep &/or eat a tuna caught n the nets SHAME ON THAT EPISODE- HUGE fines

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