Daily Catch

Farmers' markets have long been a way to access the freshest, most local produce, meat, and fish a community has to offer. But if you want the freshest fish in the San Diego area, you head right to the source: Tuna Harbor Dockside Fish Market.

At less than five years old, the market is the best way to get access to what's in season in the waters near San Diego. Fishing boats pull right up to the dock and unload their catch into a handful of tents where locals can buy everything from tuna and crab, to uni and ono. For fish lovers, it's a dream, and for local restaurants, it's the best way to feature local fish on their menus. And with lines that begin at 7am, it's a race to snag the day's catch before someone else. It's a downright cutthroat, tuna-eat-tuna world out there.

We caught up with the team at Plan B Sustainable Fisheries before the market opened on a recent Saturday to take a a peak as they unloaded their ship before the morning rush.

Kelli from Plan B Fisheries.

Kelli from Plan B Fisheries.

Captain Dan from Plan B Fisheries.

Captain Dan from Plan B Fisheries.

Captain Dan from Plan B Fisheries.

Captain Dan from Plan B Fisheries.

Halibut being transferred from boat to dock.

Halibut being transferred from boat to dock.

Unloading live (aparretnly rare) rockfish.

Unloading live (aparretnly rare) rockfish.

Unloading live Rockfish.

Unloading live Rockfish.

Kelli with a halibut.

Kelli with a halibut.

Unloading rockfish.

Unloading rockfish.

Unloading rockfish.

Unloading rockfish.

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Unloading spot prawns.

Unloading spot prawns.

Spot prawns 

Spot prawns 

Adios, Tuna Harbor!

Adios, Tuna Harbor!

Brianna is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Hook & Blade Mag. She is based out of New York City where she enjoys exploring the city, trying new foods, and people watching. She works as an Email Marketing Manager at General Assembly, and tries to travel as much as she can.