Ariel Seafoods Inc

Ariel Seafoods is animated about sustainability. When it comes to fishing the Gulf of Mexico, David Krebs has pretty much seen it all. He started fishing in 1969 at the age of 11 with the legendary Dewey Destin, whose family started fishing the gulf waters before the Civil War and founded the town of Destin on the Florida Panhandle. In 1991, he founded Ariel Seafoods, which he named after the heroine in the Little Mermaid.

    Ariel Seafoods is animated about sustainability. When it comes to fishing the Gulf of Mexico, David Krebs has pretty much seen it all. He started fishing in 1969 at the age of 11 with the legendary Dewey Destin, whose family started fishing the gulf waters before the Civil War and founded the town of Destin on the Florida Panhandle. In 1991, he founded Ariel Seafoods, which he named after the heroine in the Little Mermaid.

  • Contact
    850-654-7779
    Fax: 850-654-0915
    dakfish@gmail.com
  • Address
Ariel Seafoods in Destin

Meet Our Fleet

Kerry Hurst
Alleluia
Ross Bridwell
June Sue
Nick Petry
Mark Arnold
Paul Vick
WANDA
Matt Andrews
Restless II
Donny Waters
Hustler
Gary Jarvis
Back Down 2
Kenny Jorgenson
Evening Star
Jack Conzelman
Big Foot
Mark Kelly
Kelly Girl
Mark Tryon
No Nonsense
Carey Griffith
Donna Leigh
Steve Arnold
Southern Dawn
Mike Ellis
Capt.Mike
Richard Gibson
Billy B
Thomas Musgo
Playmate
Chip Ellis
Capt Ellis
Dean Cox
Seahorse
Jeff Lassiter
Catch It
Stewart Miller
Lady M
Dale Bebee
Hired Gun
Matt Peters
CHALLENGER 1
Bobby Kelly
Miss Brianna
Charley Poor
A-Fin Ofsprey
Brian Swindle
DELIVERANCE
Joseph Krawczynski
Big Foot
Dane Hodges
Sasquatch
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Kerry Hurst

Kerry Hurst started fishing at 17, working with his uncle. After 30 years on the water, his message is clear, “I have a lot of gratitude to be doing what I’m doing, and the way I express it is by being a good steward of the fish we catch. Whenever we fish a reef we’ll catch a few, then move off to the next reef. When we catch fish, we make sure we maintain a quality product. One thing my uncle taught me as a young man is that a quality product creates its own demand. We try to live by that.”

Alleluia

Constructed by Master Marine Construction, Inc in 1984, the Alleluia displaces 76 gross tons and is 57 ft in length. Originally built for purse seine operations, it was redesigned in 2011 for the snapper fishery after the ban on net fishing in Florida. Although the vessel can hold 15,000 lbs, it typically carries no more than 7,000 lbs as the trips are kept short (2-3 days each) to maintain the quality of the fish. It’s a busy vessel though, and sometimes the crew of 4 is working 20 hours a day.