The stage is set for the start of the thirty five million dollar South Australian abalone season. Introductions to the two – three person crews based out of Port Lincoln, highlight the treacherous ocean conditions, unpredictable weather and the growing risk of shark attacks that plague their working lives. But there’s big money to be made for the quota owners and these hired crews if they can strike abalone. If they don’t - it can mean big losses and more days battling the dangerous conditions.
Co-production with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and Pike Films
Field Director/Cameraman/Post Producer
Dr Nigel Dunstone