GloucesterCast 179 With w/@CaptMarciano and @HardMerchNancy From #WickedTuna @Joey_C @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd @NatGeo #GloucesterMA
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Monday nights are about to be wicked awesome once again with the return of “Wicked Tuna” on National Geographic. As one of the most wildly successful shows on the channel, the fifth season of “Wicked Tuna” promises to be better and more action-packed than previous ones.
This season, six teams will be competing against one another to catch the most Atlantic bluefin tuna. As viewers know, some of the crews are recovering from a rough fishing season in the Outer Banks. Participating boats for Season 5 include the FV-Tuna.com (Captain Dave Carraro), Hard Merchandise (Captain Dave Marciano), Pin Wheel (Captain Tyler McLaughlin), Hot Tuna (Captain T.J. Ott), Wicked Pissah (Captain Paul Hebert), and newcomers, The Eric & Sarah (Captain Pete Speeches), a father and daughter team.
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Celebrity NatGeo Skipper Dave Marciano of FV Hard Merchandise stopped by Cape Pond during our ENHA Trails & Sails Saturday morning tour, to sign autographs and settle up his ice bill – he’d been by earlier with the boat – and also to model a Wicked Tuna / Wicked Ice t-shirt, which we traded for a fresh blue fin tuna steak…. — with Dave Marciano.
There’s a new Humpback Whale at Cape Pond Ice on Gloucester’s inner harbor – if you didn’t see one today out on a Gloucester whale watch, than come tomorrow, Sunday, or next Friday, Saturday or Sunday, for our free ENHA Trails & Sails Icehouse tours. Master Ice Sculptor Donald Chapelle of Brilliant Ice Sculpture is carving a “pod” of Humpbacks for our ice sculpture display, a smaller scale version of his life-size sculpture done in 2007 for Boston’s First Night…. and the first whale has definitely arrived, in all his fluking glory.
Cape Pond ice
To Buy Hard Merchandise Gear or Book a Charter Check Their Website: http://fvhardmerchandise.com//
Captain Dave Marciano Heading Up The South Channel, Gloucester Harbor 6/17/14 5:47AM
How do you not root for Dave and The Hard Merchandise? It’s impossible
Wondering what the beers drank to fish caught ratio was ?
6:22AM 6/7/14 With Beautiful Light Heading Out Of Gloucester HarborTo Assassinate Some Fish! Go Get ‘Em Boys
— angela marciano (@angela_marciano) February 24, 2014
Ohh Yeahhhh!!! It’s On!!!!!!
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-
I’m not sure people around here outside of the restaurateurs and shop owners realize the impact that these guys have had on local business.
These hard working fishermen and real life men of character have captured the hearts of America from their legions of fans who watch Wicked Tuna.
I can’t begin to tell you how many people I run into from all over the country that come in and ask where they can see The Hard Merchandise or Tuna.com. They love the show and they come to Gloucester to stay for vacation, eat at our restaurants and shop in our shops. But it doesn’t end there. They stay at our hotels, they book charters and when their charters are filled up they pass off those charters on to other local charter boat Captains.
I hear it over and over and over again and these people are coming from all over the country.
So when you see these guys around town, give ‘em a pat on the back and say thanks for representing our City and making us proud.
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.
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.
Next episode: Shark Attack New Sun, Feb 24 9:00 PM
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.
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Watch a video with Dave here-
Molly Ferrill came down the dock last May. She also did a time lapse video from our dock which you can see below and went out lobstering for a day with Tommy Burns, the same Tommy Burns who took out Ben Grenon. You can see those videos below her latest.
Molly fared a whole lot better than Ben did aboard Tommy’s boat as you will see comparing the two videos.
Check out Dave’s website http://fvhardmerchandise.com//
Dave is the skipper of The Hard Merchandise. You can see him on Wicked Tuna.
here’s what I wrote about Dave on April 5th this year-
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.
and this I wrote about him back in 2010-
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-
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-
Evolve Productions is setting up to shoot a Wicked Tuna commercial tonight at the Railways!
Photo From Bill O’Connor
Check out this camera they’re using. for the Wicked Tuna shoot. It’s based on a platform similar to an SLR. They use this one for shooting regular speed and another that shoots high speed at 1000 frames per second!