Fresh Tuna off the boat
- SIMIHOUND Apr 6, 2010 08:21 AM
On April 10th and 11th the Ventura II (2) fishing vessel is will be at the Ventura Harbor selling freshly caught fish, primarily high grade tuna at I believe less than $5.00 a pound. The hours are Saturday 4/10 from 8am-4pm and Sunday 4/11 from 9am-4pm. The market will happen rain or shine. This is cash only. They clean and package the fish you buy. There have been no reports of any shortages so if you go on Sunday you should find plenty of fish to buy.
I discovered this from an article in the The Ventura Star. I am sorry that I can't find that article now. The article mentioned that folks can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the email list. They email you back when the boat comes into the docks ready to sell their catch.
A few more things....The variety of fish will probably change at times according to fishing conditions. The boat does not sell shellfish. Salmon are known to run in April so I am hoping they get salmon then.
If someone makes it out this weekend please post back some information.
I guess I wasn't clear in my post. This all depends on many conditions which vary widely. If they can find the fish, the fish that are available, etc. I understand that the operation is family owned so family matters will be a consideration as well. Lately they have been coming in with fish to sell once a month. You never know what will happen.
Ahi Tuna we went to the boat 2 or 3 weeks ago and bought a whole tuna with 2 other
people. The fish 96 lbs and was about $3.50 per lb. They charge you based on the whole
fish and they will clean the fish at no charge and you lose about 1/2 the weight. So the
actual cost is about $7.00 per lb. Smaller pieces are sold as is wahoo swordfish
and albacore. This has become very popular so expect long lines. The quality is
quite good but not top sushi grade. I have never seen salmon as I quess the tuna boat
is not in the same waters. Check out web sites on how to select ahi tuna pieces good