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A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry

7/31/19 – A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry
A little market, some big boats, and a $2 billion project are poised to revive San Diego’s commercial fishing industry

San Diego Magazine | By TROY JOHNSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DEWEY KEITHLY

“The beginning was tough—they didn’t trust us,” says Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen, CEO of Protea Waterfront Development, referring to San Diego’s fishermen and women. “For decades they’ve been discriminated against and business has been taken away from them. People take advantage of them.”

Gaffen and his company have won the bid to redevelop the San Diego harbor. Their $2 billion “Seaport San Diego” plan will historically alter the future of the city’s waterfront—70 acres, to be almost exact. The fate of local fishers lies largely in his hands.

And a little fish market on a little dock may be the reason both Gaffen and the fishers themselves are so keenly aware of their vital importance…Read More>

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