Adam Cournoyer isn’t unique because he’s from Arizona, he’s unique because he’s one of the fishermen currently being featured on Discovery’s show, “Lobster Wars”, and he happens to hail from the unlikely location of the landlocked state of Arizona. To top it off, Cournoyer is a deckhand on the Timothy Michael, a boat he says, where, “we have a reputation for being pirates.” He explained to Original Productions when they were casting, “‘We are where bad fishermen go to get punished. That sealed the deal. They used what I said for the show. Our crew seemed rough around the edges and that’s what they were looking for.” (Photo courtesy of Bobby Langenbach)
AZStarnet.com, an Arizona online publication interviewed the unlikely star and asked him a few questions about himself and about fishing. When asked about the show “Lobster Wars”, he responded, “The show obviously is a reality-based program, documenting commercial fishing boats with the backdrop being fishing. It’s also about personal struggles of crew members and showing what they go through.
“They filmed in December. They probably picked that month because they wanted the absolute worst weather to make for the best television. We’re a good ways out, though, since starting. It’s been so many months and all of a sudden it hits TV.
“My friends and family get to see it at the same time I do. Things could have been embarrassing, but so far it’s good.
It was a wild time there for 23 days. We had divers in the water, helicopters in the air, land-based teams — everywhere there were cameras. It was a big production.”
And when discussing his own plans, Adam says, “
“Yeah, we plan to move this year. We’re also planning to do a second season of ‘Lobster Wars.’ “
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