The Pennisi family has a long tradition of sustainable fishing in California and has been trawling in the waters off of California since the early 1900s. Giuseppe “Joe” Pennisi started fishing in California when he was seven years old. Beginning his career working on his father’s boats, he has made a career fishing everywhere from Monterey to the Bering Sea. In 2000 he purchased his boat the Pioneer and launched Pioneer Seafoods. We strive to provide our customers with fresh, quality fish at an affordable price while keeping our oceans healthy. We work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on each of our fishing trips.
Sustainable Fishing in California
The family history of the Pioneer Seafood company dates back to the early 1900s when Giuseppe Jr’s grandfather, Giovanni Pennisi moved from Cecila, Italy and began fishing in the Monterey Bay to support his mother and other family members. Since this time, Giovanni’s legend inspires his children to continue the family business and provide high-quality sustainable fish to the local public.
Watch this Video about the history of the Pioneer and the Pennisi family