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Pioneer Seafood featured in article about the Modern Seafood Market

February 25th, 2019|

The website ran a story on February 22, 2019 entitled, Fishmongering and fearmongering in Australia's modern seafood market.   Interestingly, this article uses Pioneer Seafood as an example of the benefits of allowing fishermen to sell directly to public. It also discusses the false impression that fishing is not sustainable when properly managed. Some selected [...]

Valuable insights to a fishing industry moving into the future

November 6th, 2018|Tags: , , |

New Times SLO provides a detailed look at the local fishing industry, with firsthand accounts from deckhands providing valuable insights to the real state of fishing off the California coast, compared to things people might find frightening in the global fishing industry. Check it out HERE And watch our callendar, Facebook page, and local news to [...]

Pioneering the Waters in etc magazine

October 31st, 2018|

Pioneer Seafoods was featured in an article in etc Magazine! Learn about the challenges of the permitting problems to be a fisherman and see a good explanation about the revolutionary new technology invented by Guiseppe Pennisi to reduce bycatch, release juvenile fish and avoid contact with the ocean bottom. Click here to read the article. [...]

Seafood sales finally under way at Fisherman’s Wharf

November 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Source: San Francisco Chronicle For the first time in almost two decades, a fisherman sold fish straight from his boat at Fisherman’s Wharf. Giuseppe “Joe” Pennisi sold about 230 pounds of rockfish, petrale sole and other fish from his boat on Saturday and Sunday, making him the first to take part in a pilot program at [...]

RESULTS of Public Meeting regarding retail fish sales off boats at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

June 15th, 2017|

Pioneer Seafoods has been diligently working to bring back direct sales of fish off it's boat at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Participants at this meeting included fishing boat operators, fish processors, fishing harbors, State of California regulators, and City & County of San Francisco regulators, Port of San Francisco staff, and other interested parties. [...]


June 1st, 2017|

The following letter from California skipper-owner Rob Seitz was published in National Fisherman’s March 2017 issue. I am writing this letter to clear up some glaring half-truths, and no-truths, about the Nature Conservancy’s role in the California groundfish fishery from National Fisherman’s article “Scratch shares” in the July 2016 issue. You see, it was my boat [...]


May 31st, 2017|

At first, Pennisi was just trying to make nets lighter. It began when the California government passed regulations requiring fishermen to use small foot rope nets when trawling in shallow water. Foot ropes make up bottom edge of a trawl net. Because small foot rope nets take up less space, they are supposed to disturb less [...]

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