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Check Out Our Wicked Tuna Guys On Times Square Bill Boards!!!

You Know When They Said If You Make It In New York City You’ve Officially Hit The Big Time?

Congratulations To Dave, Dave, and The Rest Of The Guys.  Way To Represent!!!

Here’s to hoping for continued success for you guys!

You can buy Wicked Tuna swag from the Captains themselves on their websites-

http://fvhardmerchandise.com/

http://www.davecarraro.com/

 

Wicked Tuna @ Times Square NYC

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Wicked Hot Tuna

Caught them filming a few interviews with the Hot Tuna Crew Friday afternoon at the State Fish Pier.

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Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

Fish Tales

Fishing  aboard a locally owned and operated charter boat is a part of Gloucester’s fishing industry.  As catch limits make it increasingly difficult for small commercial fishing operations to remain viable, we can expect some of the fleet to turn to sport fishing charters for livelihoods.

We visited with Capt. Dave Marciano and Mate Jason Muenzer aboard FV Hard Merchandise.  Dave has merged commercial groundfish and tuna fishing with taking on private charter parties.

Unfortunately, last winter, a through-hull fitting failed and Hard Merchandise sank at her dock. The resulting damage has been repaired and all is ready for the new season.

Of course Hard Merchandise is also well known as one of the competitors in National Geographic Channel’s WICKED TUNA series. Dave reports that he is in negotiations with Nat Geo for a third season.

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Wicked Tuna Dave Marciano’s Hard Merchandise On The Blocks At The East Gloucester Marine Railways- Watch Sunday Night!

Don’t forget to watch Wicked Tuna and check out The Hard Merchandise and Tuna.Com Websites where you can buy their gear

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Next episode: Shark Attack New  Sun, Feb 24 9:00 PM
NGC 
The fishing teams are threatened by great white sharks. Included: A shark slams into the Christina; Tyler must risk life and limb to untangle a harpoon line from the Pin Wheel’s propeller in the shark-infested waters.
full episode description

Watch a video with Dave here-

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Happy Birthday To Captain Dave Marciano and new Promo For The Upcoming Wicked Tuna Season

Dave is the skipper of The Hard Merchandise. You can see him on Wicked Tuna.

Video- Dave Marciano Skipper Of Hard Merchandise On Wicked Tuna

here’s what I wrote about Dave on April 5th this year-

Posted on April 5, 2012 by Joey C

This show mark my words will be the best thing for Gloucester since The Perfect Storm.  If you’ve been under a rock and haven’t heard about it, set your DVR and watch it.  This show is a winner.

Check out The Hard Merchandise Website Here

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You can also follow Dave on Twitter-

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and this I wrote about him back in 2010-

Dave Marciano Has Balls

Posted on August 19, 2010 by Joey C

Not too many people other than my favorite blogger Doug Maxfield that have the balls to write articles like the one Dave Marciano wrote in today’s GDT-

Letter: Coalition sector support now haunting fishermen

Click the link above to read what Dave has to say.  If what he says is true (and believe me I can’t even begin to understand how complex it all is) the way of life of the independent fishermen in Gloucester Ma will be lost forever within a generation.

I’m not sure how many people understand how sweeping the changes will be to our port but if it all is privatized the way it sounds like it’s going, go grab all the copies you can of John N Morris’ book Alone At Sea about the Schooners and Ron Gilson’s book about the waterfront An Island No More because the way of life as independent fishermen in Gloucester will be history and those two guys captured it in a real (non-romanticized way) better than anyone.

New wicked Tuna Promo here-

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