Ben Platt is a second generation commercial fisherman that grew up on his families salmon/albacore troller and has been on a commercial boat since he was 9 years old. Ben's father and brother are also fishermen.
Ben currently owns the Seastar which is his 5th commercial fishing boat, the first 2 were skiffs with outboard motors for fishing nearshore live rock co, followed by a small troller, a 42' combination boat and now the Seastar, a 47' wood combination boat that crabs somewhere in California every fall through spring. The Seastar also travels for salmon throughout California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska waters.
Before moving his home port to Half Moon Bay 6 years ago, Ben was a director of the Salmon Trollers Marketing Association of Fort Bragg. He now serves on the board of the California Salmon Council, PCFFA and HMBSMA.