That’s right! ‘After The Catch’ will be filmed on the east coast this year. It may sound a little strange at first considering that these are Bering sea fishermen which is about as far west as we get in the US, but if you read the article you’ll see there was some thought put into it. Last year, the 4-part series was filmed at The Lockspot, in the state of Washington. This year, the rumor is we’ll be watching an 8-part series that will be filming soon! So east coast fans…You’re in for a treat as the skippers will probably attend plenty of events in your region! From the Gloucester Daily Times….
Along the Gloucester waterfront, people have brought back a business and a boat already in 2008. And a cable TV channel responsible for a top-rated show last year will bring a return of national attention to Gloucester.
Back in the spotlight
Gloucester will soon have its celebrity fishing captains as the Bering Sea crab fishery already does, and the port will be put back into the national spotlight as “The Perfect Storm” book and movie did several years ago.
A phone call from Paul Gasek, executive producer of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” series, to Times Editor Ray Lamont in March started the process. The Discovery Channel chose to film its “After the Catch II” series here, with the plan of bringing “our captains, including Sig Hansen, Phil Harris, Keith Colburn, and Andy and Jonathan Hillstrand, along with some of their crew to Gloucester to visit their eastern counterparts for a roundtable discussion at a barroom frequented by fishermen,” Gasek explained.
“Choosing Gloucester was my idea,” he added. “The Discovery Channel wanted to go to a real historic fishing port,” said Gasek, a former tub-trawl fisherman who worked out of Chatham and landed his fish in Gloucester.
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