Captain Sean Dwyer
Age 24, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.
At 24 years old, Sean Dwyer of the Brenna A is the youngest captain in the fleet. Sean has been a commercial fisherman since he was a kid, shadowing his dad, Pat, and absorbing everything he could. He spent three years on the Brenna A’s sister vessel, the Jennifer A, where he was the engineer (Sean holds a degree in Diesel Engine Maintenance). Now that he has achieved his father’s dying wish of returning the Brenna A to the crabbing grounds, all that remains to be seen is if he can succeed. During the rush to get the boat ready, Sean established himself as a firm, but fair, leader of a misfit crew with minimal fishing experience. Though they’re still getting up to speed, Sean has a soft spot for his crew – affectionately dubbing them “the Lost Boys.” After struggling to meet his bairdi quota, Sean was determined to exceed expectations for opies season. Once he hit the water, Sean pushed the crew to grind, leading with resolve and poise well beyond his years. Despite his success, Sean’s future will be dependent upon his ability to adapt. Changing weather conditions and a fishery at risk threatens to derail the young skipper’s career if he can’t evolve.