Pioneer Seafoods forced out of Redwood City port, leaving its future on the line

The F/V Pioneer, a 76-foot-long seafaring trawler, has left its dock in Redwood City and relocated to Richmond after its permit was terminated by the Port of Redwood City. The boat was where Pioneer Seafoods’ owner, Giuseppe Pennisi, sold his fresh-caught fish directly to customers, an enterprise that is now in jeopardy, he says. Set to replace Pioneer Seafoods is a new commercial fishing tenant that will come to the port in the next few weeks to start selling fish, says Kristine Zortman, executive director of the Port of Redwood City. The reason he hasn’t been fishing, says Pennisi, is that he has been injured and is dealing with complicated hernia problems. “I was just told, basically, if you don’t get fishing, you’re going to get kicked out of here,”, >click to read< 08:26

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