Fishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there's a special breed of fishermen. For generations they've used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal.
Over the next 10 weeks, the most skilled fishermen will set out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic in hopes of catching the valuable bluefin tuna. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000—they'll do whatever it takes to hook up. (Source: National Geographic Channel)
It’s week 12 of the bluefin tuna season, and one captain’s decision to withhold information fractures ties with an important ally.
It’s week 11 of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna season, and bad luck, bait problems and big egos plague the Gloucester fleet. With only five weeks of fishing left before the season closes, hardworking Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise has defied popular belief by rising to the top of the leaderboard for the first time this season.