Fishermen

F/V Zephyr
San Diego, CA
United States
Captain John Hall began fishing in 1948 at the tender age of 4. His mother still has a photo of him with his first catch: a 9lb white seabass. With that, he was hooked. However Captain John didn’t begin fishing commercially until 1976. Prior to riding the high seas full time, he earned two master degrees and a PhD in Marine Biology and dreamt of becoming a professor. After a few years teaching at the University of California San Diego, Captain John learned that the politically-charged academic world was not a fit for him. He would go on to work in Alaska, fitting satellite radio harnesses on marine mammals and helping his next door neighbor, a gill netter, fish for salmon. In the years to come he would also consult on a myriad of projects including as chief scientist for SeaWorld; scientist for the Navy’s war porpoise program; and researcher for a study on underwater sound in the Arctic. His underwater sound research led to similar projects, which allowed him to purchase his first tuna boat in 1995. In 2000, he purchased his current home way from home, the F/V Zephyr. His days of salmon fishing behind him, today Captain John long-lines and trolls for bigeye tuna, swordfish, wahoo, opah, mahi-mahi, pomfret and escolar in the pelagic waters offshore California and Baja.

RECENT DELIVERIES

2016-05-02

Opah delivered to Dolce Pane & Vino in Rancho Santa Fe, CA Read more

2016-04-30

Wahoo (Ono) delivered to Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-30

Mahi-Mahi delivered to Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-30

Mahi-Mahi delivered to Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-29

Mahi-Mahi delivered to The Pearl Hotel in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-29

Mahi-Mahi delivered to Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-29

Wahoo (Ono) delivered to Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-04-29

Pacific Bigeye Tuna delivered to Herringbone - La Jolla in La Jolla, CA Read more

2016-03-28

Wahoo (Ono) delivered to Florent Restaurant and Lounge in San Diego, CA Read more

2016-03-26

Opah delivered to Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego, CA Read more

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