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Episode 2: Swordfish!, Part 1    Premiered on PBS October 18 2012    Watch on PBS

For a few weeks of the year, fishermen from the remote villages of southern Nova Scotia take their small boats a hundred miles offshore to the fishing grounds of Georges Bank. Read More>>

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Carl Safina on board the Four Ladies swordfish harpoon boat, with part of the catch on Georges Bank
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Skipper Larry Sears gets in position to harpoon a swordfish. Our HarpoonCam is attached near the end of the harpoon
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HarpoonCam view as Larry Sears lines up his shot
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Carl Safina with swordfish harpoon boat crew - Hoss, Shawn and Skipper Larry
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Hoss and Shawn haul in a 200lb swordfish.
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Swordfish have large eyes that help them hunt in deep, dark waters
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Swordfish Vessel ‘Olive E’ 1906. Until the 1960s all swordfish were caught by harpooning. Nathaniel L. Stebbins. Courtesy of Historic New England
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The crew of the Four Ladies look for swordfish. Shawn is at the top of the mast, Hoss is half way down, Skipper Larry is on deck
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Hoss and Larry unload the catch at Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia
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Whole Foods’ fish buyer, Dan Rand, checks the catch from our boat. Harpoon-caught swordfish are prized for their quality
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Carl Safina and Skipper Larry Sears discuss their just completed trip