I caught my first commercial fish at the age of 13 while I was working for OSU. Over the years involvement in the politics of fish and access to fish has become nearly as important as at-sea-time so over the years I have been on numerous boards and committees including Currently: Chairman, Oregon Albacore Commission, Commissioner for the Port Of Bandon. I live in Coquille, Oregon with my wife Robin, daughter Leah and two grandsons Daryk and Kyler. I winter the boat in Charleston, Oregon.
The Peso II was Originally built in Ilwaco Washington in 1952 to replace the F/V Peso that was lost at sea in Alaska. I am the fourth owner. This is my fourth boat. When I first bought the boat a retired fisherman told me. "It is important to understand that a wooden boat represents the hopes and dreams of everyone who has had anything to do with it from the logger who fell the timber to feed his family, to the builders and the previous owners. Honor their work by caring for the boat." I do.
Ocean Beauty Portland began as Portland Fish Company in 1910 on the water front of downtown Portland. Originally founded by the Jensen family, The company was a major distributor and processor of local fresh and frozen seafood products, receiving fresh salmon and tuna by boat delivered to the dock during the season. They would also receive daily rail cars of fresh oysters from the Oregon coast to be sold fresh at the local markets. The plant also canned fish in an area inside the plant that was completely dedicated to the canning of finfish and oysters. Over the years Portland Fish became one of the premier suppliers of fresh and frozen seafood products in the Pacific NW.In 1974 the company was incorporated into the Ocean Beauty family of companies. Our Portland location is a premier supplier of fresh and frozen seafood products along with other Center of the plate proteins. Our Sales Team has over 100 years of accumulated experience in the seafood industry and our customer service and product knowledge is just one of the reasons why the finest customers in our market rely on Ocean Beauty. We are considered to be the sushi purveyor of choice by the most prominent sushi chefs in the Portland market. With special expertise in sourcing and providing only the finest products for this specialized area of food service, chefs trust Ocean Beauty. Our sustainable practices which start with the products we produce to the recycling programs we have incorporated into our business are an important part of what we believe a responsible seafood supplier should make a priority for our generation and for future generations.