Cold Water Cowboys Premieres On Discovery
The new Discovery series "Cold Water Cowboys" profiles fisherman that are carrying on a family tradition of working in the trade for generations – and who are getting to be a bit tech-savvy.
According to an official press release, the fishermen of “The Rock” have spanned generations, however disaster struck in 1992 when the cod stock collapsed and a moratorium was declared, effectively shutting the fishery down overnight. Many left the life of the sea… but not the "Cold Water Cowboys." Following six captains and their crews, "Cold Water Cowboys" ventures hundreds of kilometres offshore in the North Atlantic, facing swells as high as houses and icebergs the size of small cities. A time-honoured industry in the midst of an unprecedented sea of change, these captains are stubborn men who stuck to and survived this calamity by retooling and rebuilding the industry on new catches: crab, shrimp, turbot, herring, and mackerel.
The original Canadian 10-part series by Paperny Entertainment journeys to Newfoundland to meet these men with salt water in their veins, and follows them through one intense fishing season.
"Cold Water Cowboys" debuts on Tuesday, February 25th at 10pm on Discovery.