Historic Dory Fleet Fish Market

In Newport Beach, California there’s no better place to buy fresh seafood than directly from the fishermen. In 1891, a local fisherman grew tired of selling his fish to wholesalers and founded Dory Fleet Fish Market, where fishermen could sell directly to the public. In the late 1980s, there were 28 dory fishermen working at the market. Due to regulatory changes and improvements in fishing technology, today only eight remain. Many of the fishermen have switched from dory boats to commercial boats, which are required to dock at the nearby Newport and Huntington Harbor. Now, just one boat keeps the Dory Fleet Market tradition alive. Customers begin lining up daily at 4:30 a.m., an hour before the market opens.



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