Giant Lobster Hunters follows the real life dramas of six lobster boat captains over the last ten weeks of the winter rock lobster hunting season as they risk it all in search of the world’s most prized seafood delicacy. For the lobstermen, it’s their last chance to put money in the bank until the fishing grounds re-open in spring. The Southern Ocean is Australia’s deadliest stretch of ocean. Against a backdrop of wild weather and treacherous seas, crews work night and day to haul in hundreds of kilograms of lobsters across slippery decks. Even a minor problem can turn deadly in a matter of moments and the nearest port is often hundreds of nautical miles away.
Medical emergencies, mechanical failure, storms and underwater predators all serve as natural adversaries. And then there’s the volatile lobster price, which goes up and down most days. More than eighty percent of all lobsters caught in Tasmania are exported live to China and that’s what drives the per kilo price. But if a captain gets it right, he can make a fortune. Get it wrong and he can lose it all. This is not only a story of risk, strategy and skill at sea but a drama about family economics.
Series 1: 10x60 | HD | 2018
Series 2: 08x60 | HD | 2019
Series 3: 11x60 | HD | 2020