Beat the Heat with Season Two Of "Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks" and the Series Premiere of "Port Protection"

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15 July 2015
Season Premiere "Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks"
Series Premiere "Port Protection"

Sunday, July 19 starting at 9:00 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel
          Winter has descended upon New England, and the bluefin tuna have headed south to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Several of Gloucester’s top fishermen decide to double down on their chances and follow the fish south. When it comes to commercial fishing in the Outer Banks, there’s no such thing as Southern hospitality, and the captains from both Gloucester and the Outer Banks are in for a wild ride as they fight extremely rough seas, high winds and erratic currents in a race to catch fish before the government catch quota is met.
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Photograph by Pilgrim Films & Television/Mitchell Long
          Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks includes fan favorite and fourth-season Wicked Tuna champion Captain Dave Marciano and first mate Jay Muenzner of the Hard Merchandise; the young, hot-headed Captain Tyler McLaughlin and Co-Captain Paul Hebert of the Pinwheel; and Captain TJ Ott of the Hot Tuna. The Gloucester captains will fish against four highly skilled Carolina fishermen: Captain Greg Mayerlast season’s champion and captain of the Fishin’ Frenzy; Captain Britton Shackelford of the Doghouse; and two new competitors: local legend Charlie “Griff” Griffin of the Reels of Fortune, and Captain Tami Gray of the Reel Action, who helms the series’ first all-female boat. 

          Following the premiere of “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” comes a new series from Adjacent Productions (producers of NGC’s hit series Life Below Zero), Port Protection, premiering Sunday, July 19, at 10/9c. The remote, fog-shrouded community of Port Protection is tucked into the northwest corner of Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, and surrounded by the freezing waters of the North Pacific. A small band of extraordinary people push the limits of survival, living an isolated and risky life of self-reliance with no roads, no government and no cops.

Port Potection
Photograph by National Geographic Channels/Joshua "J.J." Krehbiel
          Facing rugged and unforgiving land and cold and stormy seas, the tight-knit community of less than 100 people must hunt, fish, trap, grow their own food and build their own shelter. But for this tiny village, the risk is worth the reward: a world with the security of community without the constraints of bureaucracy. 
          Port Protection is home to the few who have left behind normal society and chosen a different life in a remote Alaskan community, where survival of the individuals and community cannot sustain without the other. Survival is dangerous and difficult in the remote Alaskan wilderness. Food, water and shelter dont come easy.
Premiere Episodes:

"Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks: First Strike"
Premieres Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 9/8c
          It’s opening day of the Outer Banks bluefin season, and the captains battle it out to make the season’s first catch. Captain Charlie “Griff” Griffin may be new to the competition, but he’s a legend in these waters. Griff, who fishes alongside his son, manages to form a friendship with Gloucester captain Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise. Despite the competition, Griff offers to help Marciano navigate the treacherous currents that run through Oregon Inlet as boats pass under Bonner Bridge. It’s a dangerous gamble: If they make it through they’ll reach the fishing grounds, but one wrong move could end both their seasons.

"Port Protection: Between Water and Wolves"
Premieres Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 10/9c
          Resourcefulness is key to survival in Port Protection, and for 56-year resident Sam that means making the most of what he’s got. He sets out to elongate the wear of his boots using mink oil — but first he must find and trap the minks. Gary heads to the shore to forage for sustenance, but extreme tides come only twice a month, so he must act quickly to find his dinner. Meanwhile, couple Hans and Timbi are determined to turn their property into a working farm, but recent injuries create a setback and they must rely on others in the community for help.
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