Seven Launches Coastwatch Oz

Seven will launch a new factual program next week but does it really deserve the timeslot? 

The show in question is Coastwatch OZ  a local version of the Seven series Coastwatch which is filmed in New  Zealand. The show will air 8 PM Thursdays after Home and Away.

Surely the show would work better in the Sunday 7:30 PM timeslot where these types of series have been ratings hits?

Poachers claim it’s their right to steal as an abalone bust in Batemans Bay threatens to turn violent.

Fisheries Officers stake the men out for hours, concerned their targets may be part of an illegal syndicate. When the men finally get back to their cars with their haul, they‟re confronted by the officers.

But rather than concern at being caught, the men are furious and not afraid to let Fisheries know it.

There’s even more drama out at sea when a boat with two men and two boys on board sinks in less than a minute. Water police in Balmain need to find them urgently – can they get there in time to save four precious lives?

A man enrages boat owners on a private jetty. Police turn up and want him to leave but the big question is whether he‟ll move on peacefully. And Fisheries Officers are alarmed to find a group of campers who deny all wrongdoing – but one of them has broken a serious law.

8:00 PM Thursday January 30 on Seven.