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.