San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

seafood seasons



San Francisco Bay Seafood Seasons


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**Please Note! The 2008 Chinook Salmon Season has been closed in California and Oregon due to low returns on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers

**The Pacific Sardine fishery has reached its quota for 2008. Fresh-caught sardines will be available again starting in January 2009

(information is still being collected)

Off the Boat
Pillar Point Harbor Hotline
One Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay
650-726-8724 A great resource for South Bay seafood consumers for year round information on local seafood being sold off the boat.
Fisherman Harbor, City Boat, Dock, Slip Contact Fish
Mike, Trudy, & Anna Svedise Santa Rosa By appointment from Santa Rosa 707-280-2285 varies
Jim Anderson Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay F/V Allaine
Call Pillar Point Harbor Hotline, 650-726-8724 -Dungeness Crab
Larry Andre Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay F/V Genesis
408-489-4808, -Albacore Tuna
-Dungeness Crab
Chris Eatinger Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay F/V Tonita
831-419-0876 -Albacore Tuna
-Dungeness Crab
-Red Rock Crab
-Rock Cod
John Hurwitz Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay F/V Irene Marie
925-785-1633, -Albacore Tuna
-Dungeness Crab
Manuel Martin Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay F/V Maggie
562-884-2992 -Albacore Tuna
-Dungeness Crab
-White Seabass
Jeffery Poss Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay F/V Westpac
Call Pillar Point Harbor Hotline, 650-726-8724 -Dungeness Crab
Dan Stuckey Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay F/V Seabird
Call Pillar Point Harbor Hotline, 650-726-8724 -Dungeness Crab
Bill Webb Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay F/V Cricket
925-757-8615 or 925-813-1591 -Albacore Tuna
-Coon Stripe Shrimp
-Dungeness Crab
William Maidhof between Bodega Bay and Santa Cruz F/V Ocean Citizen 707-953-1410 -Albacore Tuna
-Box Crab
-Dungeness Crab
-Rockfish (live and fresh)
Farmers Markets
Monterey Fish Market (Berkeley) 1582 Hopkins St. Daily Monterey Fish Market purchases much of their fish directly from San Francisco Bay Area fishermen
Princeton Seafood Company (Market and Restaurant, Half Moon Bay) 9 Johnson Pier Daily Princeton Seafood Company purchases most of their fish directly from Half Moon Bay fishermen    

They will also fillet and ice fish you buy directly from fishermen on the harbor.

Berkeley Derby Street Market Derby St. & MLK Jr.St. Tues 2-6pm Mike Hudson
North Berkeley’s Farmers Market Shattuck St. & Rose St. Thur 3-7pm Mike Hudson
Downtwon Berkeley Center St. Famers Market Center St. & MLK Jr. St. Sat 10am-3pm Mike Hudson
El Cerrito Plaza Farmers Market El Cerrito Plaza Sat 9am-1pm Mike Hudson
Kensington Farmers Market Colusa Circle, Colusa & Oakview Sts. Sun 10am-2pm Mike Hudson
Hayward Farmers Market Main St, between A St. & B St. Sat 9am-1pm Allan Gim
Newark Farmers Market NewPark Mall, NW Parking Lot Sun 9am-1pm Vincent Pham, Edgar Serrano
Stockton Farmers Market Crosstown Freeway, El Dorado St. & San Joaquin St. Sat 7am-11am Vincent Pham & Family
Union City Farmers Market Old Alvarado/Cesar Chavez Park, Smith St. & Watkins St. Sat 9am-1pm Vincent Pham & Family
San Jose Farmers Market San Pedro between Santa Clara & St. John St. Fri 10am-2pm (May-mid Dec.) Vincent Pham & Family
Palo Alto Farmers Market Gilman St., & Hamilton Ave. Sat 8am-12pm Pietro Parravano
Menlo Park Farmers Market Crane St. & Chesnut St. Sun 9am-1pm Pietro Parravano
Restaurants that buy directly from local fishermen
Fish. 350 Harbor Dr., Sausalito 415-331-3474
Scoma’s Restaurant Pier 47, Al Scoma Way, San Francisco 415-771-4383
Princeton Seafood Company 9 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay 650-726-2722*also a fish market

Please notify us if you know of any fisherman (or if you are a commercial fisherman) that sells seafood directly to consumers. Help us expand this public resource!

Institute for Fisheries Resources
PO Box 29196
San Francisco, CA 94129-0196
415.561.5464 (fax)