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For the first time in almost two decades, a fisherman sold fish straight from his boat at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Giuseppe “Joe” Pennisi sold about 230 pounds of rockfish, petrale sole and other fish from his boat on Saturday and Sunday, making him the first to take part in a pilot program at the Port of San Francisco that allows fishermen to sell directly to retail customers from their boats. David and Evelyn Riley of Fremont were the first customers to stroll up Saturday to Pennisi’s boat, the Pioneer, which was docked on Pier 47 near Scoma’s Restaurant.  click here to read the story 11:11

Pilot Program – Port allows fish sales from boats at Fisherman’s Wharf

Fishermen have been granted the legal right to sell fish from their boats at Fisherman’s Wharf for the first time in nearly two decades. The pilot program, approved by the Port Commission on Tuesday afternoon, will last for one year, at which time the Port will consider making it permanent. The effort is meant to help fishermen survive in the rocky fishing industry. “We’re struggling just to keep our boat here,” said Giuseppe “Joe” Pennisi, who captains the fishing boat “Pioneer” out of San Francisco. click here to read the story 11:37

Monterey fishing patriarch Joe Pennisi laid to rest

Giuseppe “Joe” Pennisi, the patriarch of an extended Monterey fishing family, was buried Tuesday after private family services. One of his six sons, Giuseppe Pennisi II, said his father died Christmas Eve at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula after having pancreatic cancer. He was 75. “He was surrounded by family and there were probably 100 more in the hallway,” his son said Tuesday. Read [email protected]  10:53