Parents' Guide to

Wicked Tuna

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fishing edu-tainment docu reels in lots of salty vocab.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Not worth the time

To much drama. To much swearing.
age 18+

Better this year

The past couple of years this show has revolved around conflict, not fishing. Because of Covid, this year it has stopped being a competition to see who can be the biggest jerk and has been fun again. I was ready to stop watching, but I’m enjoying it again this season. Keep it this way and I will be a fan. Go back to being a jerk-a-thon and I will stop watching.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The series offers a non-judgmental and informative look at the blue fish tuna fishing industry by showing it from the point of view of tuna boat captains, who are trying to make an honest living and preserve a way of a life that goes back three centuries. Meanwhile, it offers details about the detrimental impact the industry is having on the blue fin and on the overall ecosystem.

It's a complicated issue, but one that is sometimes overshadowed by the drama brought on by the captains and their crews attempting to bait, hook, reel in, and tie blue fins before wrestling them into their boats. Learning how much they sell each fish for is interesting too. Nonetheless, regardless of whether you are a fishing fan or not, there are some interesting lessons to learn here.

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