Dan Major

 PHOTO CREDIT: JASON HOUSTON

PHOTO CREDIT: JASON HOUSTON

Boat: Plan B

Experience: 20+ years of fishing experience. Dan, his wife Kelli, and their kids fish and work the market every Saturday. Friends and family who fish together stay together.

Method: Traps, Rod & Reel

Species: Box & Razor Crabs, Sheepshead, Lobster, Tuna, Rockfish, Mackerel, Octopus, Eel, and more.

Born and raised in San Diego, Dan has been fishing for over two decades. He is passionate about making the highest quality seafood available to San Diegans; he won't sell anything that he won't eat himself or serve to his children.

Pete Halmay

 PHOTO CREDIT: JASON HOUSTON

PHOTO CREDIT: JASON HOUSTON

Boat: Erin B

Experience: 44 years of fishing experience.  Married with three daughters and one son, who also fishes.

Method: Diving

Species: Sea Urchins, Top Snails, Kellet’s Whelk

Pete Halmay has been fishing for over four decades. He first heard about fishing sea urchins in 1970 when demand was rising and populations were down. Pete seized the opportunity, swapping his life as an engineer for that of a fishermen, and soon enough the Pacific Ocean was his new office. A career in fishing is not for the faint of heart. “We don’t take breaks. We go out 52 weeks a year. Good weather or bad," he says. But it's a job he loves, and he's committed to keeping San Diego's fishing industry alive. Pete is actively involved in Sustainable Seafood Working Group of the San Diego Food System Alliance as well as The San Diego Fishermen's Working Group.

Dave Haworth

 PHOTO CREDIT: COLIN LEIBOLD

PHOTO CREDIT: COLIN LEIBOLD

Boats: Barbara H, Tiffany H, Elizabeth H, Sea Haven

Experience: 40 years of fishing experience, second generation San Diegan fisherman.

Method: Traps, Nets, Longline, Harpoon

Species: Tuna, Lobster, Swordfish, Squid, Sardine

Dave is on the Pacific Fishery Management Council Advisory Body as a Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) member. He is also the Vice President of the California Wetfish Producers Association. 

Kelly Fukushima

 PHOTO CREDIT: COLIN LEIBOLD

PHOTO CREDIT: COLIN LEIBOLD

Boat: Three Boys

Experience: 20+ years of fishing experience.

Method: Traps, net, hook and line, harpoon

Species:  Swordfish, tuna, shark, and more

Kelly's Boat, Three Boys, is a tribute to his three sons. The entire Fukushima family helps on the boat and even more with weekly sales, direct and through their Loaf and Fish seafood sandwich booth at Tuna Harbor Dockside Market.

"We aspire to be a fishing family," he says. "Fishing is a viable way of making a living and I think it’s a great job.” The biggest challenges he faces as a fisherman include fighting to keep San Diego’s fishing industry infrastructure, working to keep regulations within reason, and sales at a price that can sustain operations. He is a tremendous advocate of the local fishing industry and seeks to educate consumers about the importance of knowing where their seafood comes from.