off-boat fish and crab sales
Purchase fresh live crab and fresh caught fish direct from local fishers. All fish and crab sold under this permit are to be sold whole (uncooked, whole fish, gilled and gutted only) and in accordance with all Health Code regulations. All fish and crab sales must occur from the vessel.
Individual fishers are using the Fish Line mobile app to provide details about when and where they will be open to the public for fish or crab sales. Additionally, information will be available on the San Francisco Off the Boat Sales Facebook page and their Instagram page.
Parking is extremely limited. Do not use the Scoma's restaurant parking. There are parking structures and street parking available. Visit Getting Around for transit options.
Crab season is now open! Off-the-boat crab sales commenced 12/31/2022 and remains open to the public.
Permitted vessels for crab sales:
- F/V Pacific Legend, Slip #44 West
- F/V Active II, Slip #77 Pier 47
- F/V Willanina, Slip #50
- F/V Plumeria, Slip #79 Pier 47
- F/V Arianna Rose, Slip #70 Pier 47
For more than 100 years, Fisherman's Wharf has been a working commercial fishing hub. Today, San Francisco maintains the largest fishing center along the California coast, and the commercial fishing industry has been centered at Pier 45, the northernmost historic pier in the Embarcadero Historic District.