Lobstermen: Jeopardy at Sea
is a multi-part documentary
on the Discovery Channel
chronicling the Fall 2005 North Atlantic Lobster fishing
season aboard several fishing boats. Created (and narrated) by Thom Beers
, it is heavily patterned after and can be considered a spin-off of fellow Discovery Channel program Deadliest Catch
, which dealt with Alaskan crab fishing. The show debuted on June 20, 2006, one week after the finale of season two of Deadliest Catch in its former time slot.
The central story of the show is the struggle of first year captain Scott Christopher and his boat the Dragon Lady in their attempt to gain a foothold on the hotly contested fishing grounds of the Georges Bank. In 2007, Lobster Wars debuted, following not only Dragon Lady, but also four other lobster boats.