Coming soon on the Weather Channel, a new show featuring Capt Ben Fairey of the charter boat Necessity:
Set off the Coast of Alabama, “Reefmakers” follows a family of experienced divers and demolition experts who work to reduce erosion and pollution and to restore the area’s once thriving ecosystem by creating artificial reefs – sinking everything from a Vietnam-era plane to a local shrimp boat. The Gulf of Mexico is a breeding ground for bad weather and conditions that change suddenly. Often battling hurricane-force winds, these men and women risk life and limb to sink custom reef systems to enhance the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. Produced by Gurney Productions (“Ragin’ Cajuns,” “American Guns,”) “Reefmakers” will feature 4x 30-minute episodes and premieres Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. ET.