Reality Show Seeks Alaska Fishermen’s Wives


Jay Barrett/KMXT

As you may have heard on last week’s Alaska Fisheries Report – or on Laine Welch’s Fish Radio – there are plans for a new fisheries-related reality TV show based in Alaska. Produced by Shed Media U.S. in Los Angeles for the Animal Planet, it’s called "Alaska Fishermen’s Wives."

(Wives 1 20 sec "We’re looking at a few … beautiful places in Alaska.")

That’s Mark Neal, one of the producers of the show. He says they’re looking for women with "big personalities":

(Wives 2 41 sec "A lot of people have … interesting and unique perspective.")

Given the isolation of many fishing communities in Alaska, Neal says ideally all the stars of the show – and they’re looking for five or six -will be from the same town:

(Wives 3 26 sec "Especially if they already … interacted with normally.")

He says producers won’t be coming to Alaska until the list of potential stars is narrowed down:

(Wives 4 30 sec "It’ll be several rounds of … kinda go from there.")

The deadline for applying is February 4th. He didn’t have a firm timeline for beginning production on the show, but he is aware that most fisheries are seasonal and would like to get the casting done soon. He added that they’re not just looking for the wives of fishermen, but the wives of anyone involved in the fisheries that goes to sea. That could include Coast Guard spouses as well.

Neal’s e-mail address is, and his phone number is 323-904-4680.


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