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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. 

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Meet the Fishermen

From Left to Right: First Mate Sandro Maniaci, Captain Dave Carraro, and Deckhand Garon Mailman.The FV-Tuna.com is captained by Dave Carraro, universally regarded as one of the most successful fishermen in the fleet... and the sneakiest. Last season,

FV-Tuna.com Crew

The FV-Tuna.com is captained by Dave Carraro, universally regarded as one of the most successful fishermen in the fleet ...

Gloucester, MA: Owner and Captain, DAVE MARCIANO and 1st mate, JASON MUENZNER on board Hard Merchandise.

Hard Merchandise Crew

This two-man crew works hard for the money. With decades of commercial fishing under his belt, Captain Marciano supports three ...

From Left to Right: Deckhand Justin Deluca, Captain Tyler McLaughlin, and First Mate Ari VieiraThe Pin Wheel may not be moored in Gloucester, but the young captain and crew left an indelible mark on the fleet last season by outfishing the veteran fishermen and ending up with the #1 spot on the leaderboard. Hailing from Rye, N.H., 25-year-old Captain Tyler McLaughlin is known for

Pin Wheel Crew

The Pin Wheel may not be moored in Gloucester, but the young captain and crew left an indelible mark on ...

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