An American TV crew followed a fishing captain to the provincial courthouse in St. John's Friday after a U.S. swordfish boat was charged with illegal fishing.
The skipper of the Sea Hawk is Linda Greenlaw, one of the real-life characters behind the movie The Perfect Storm. The charges were laid after a vessel was allegedly caught fishing just inside Canadian waters Sept. 23.
According to news reports, Greenlaw left Fairhaven, Mass., Sept. 16 with a film crew documenting the sword fishery for the American broadcaster NBC.
The producer is Original Productions, famous for reality TV series such as Deadliest Catch, Monster Garage and America's Toughest Jobs.