Fisherman's Wharf Gloucester

Eat Local, Eat Sustainable, Eat FRESH!



About us

Fisherman's Wharf Gloucester is a wholesale seafood dealer on Gloucester Massachusetts historic waterfront.  A direct offloader of community based fishing boats landing the freshest quality seafood possible.  Founded in 2008 by brothers Chris, Vito & Nick Giacalone.  The wharf handles ground fish, whiting, scallops and lobsters & sell to wholesale Seafood Distributors from all over New England.  The brothers care about a sustainable fishery and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Fisherman's Wharf Gloucester with its well known blue stamp of approval.  With the launch of their new venture Catch Direct(home delivery program) the public will now have direct access to the docks daily landings.

 


The Wharf

The property was the home of immigrant Sicilian fisherman’s cooperative founded in 1951 and operating up to the day of a catastrophic fire in 1998. Due to the declines in the fishing industry, younger generations of these fishing families were no longer directly involved in the business. The need for a new vision and a renewed financial commitment in order to rebuild and restore the property proved insurmountable for the shareholders and the decision was made to sell the property in 2003 to Vito Giacalone Sr.,  who promised to keep the wharf as a fishing staple.  He kept his promise and The Giacalone's and Gloucester once again have Fisherman's Wharf's legacy to carry on.

"The fisherman will call to let us know what time they will be at our dock, upon arrival we sort the catch and within hours that fish is on someones plate."-Vito Giacalone Jr- Owner Fisherman's Wharf Gloucester