Talk of the Times: New ‘Wicked Tuna’ Season Starts Sunday

Talk of the Times: New ‘Wicked Tuna’ Season Starts Sunday

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Those popular local tuna fishing captains are getting ready to take to the airwaves again.

National Geographic Channel launches its seventh season of “Wicked Tuna” this Sunday, March 11, at 9 p.m., with an extended 90-minute episode.

The new season finds the captains in need of redemption. Capt. Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise is out to turn things around after a disappointing season in Gloucester last year, in which he caught only five fish. Over on the Hot Tuna, Capt. TJ Ott had a dismal season in the Outer Banks. Meanwhile, Capt. Tyler McLaughlin of the Pinwheel is armed with a new boat and a skilled mate.

Last season’s champion, Capt. Dave Carraro of the, who has claimed the top spot four times in the past six years, is confident he can repeat that success again this year.

The boats are all based or land their catch in Gloucester.

The show is produced by Pilgrim Media Group. For more information, visit