It's been years since Wicked Tuna debuted on TV, but the characters of those fishing vessels are as widely-known now as they were back then.  The show is still as popular as ever on National Geographic, going strong for 13 seasons.

Blue fin tuna fishing is not for the faint of heart (as the program indicates), but that's part of why it's so popular.  Not everyone can do what these fishermen and women can do, and it's a dangerous profession.

One of the OG boats is Hard Merchandise, captained by Dave Marciano.  All of the boats run off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport.

Marciano had established Angelica Seafoods, Inc. years ago, but never opened a local fish market with locally-caught seafood until now.

The opening of Angelica Seafoods Local Seafood Market Retail Store at
52 R Commercial Street in Gloucester allows the public to buy the fresh seafood from local catches, not just the wholesale industry.

The market's website says the team promotes...

...a lifestyle that values freshness, sustainability, and supporting local communities. When you order from us, you're not just getting high-quality seafood; you're also supporting local fishermen.

Angelica Seafood/ Capt Dave Marciano via Facebook
Angelica Seafood/ Capt Dave Marciano via Facebook

The remarkably fresh seafood from Angelica Seafood helps the community and tourism industry of Gloucester and Cape Ann by offering sought-after local catches sold directly to the consumer.  This brings more people to the town.

The company also offers online ordering and shipping, but the real deals are at the retail store, as the fresh local catches change every day.  Military and First Responders are offered a 10% discount.

We are so lucky to live in a region where fish is fresh and the fishing community is truly local.

I know what I'm having for dinner. How about you?

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