-Steve Fitz-

Steve is a second generation fisherman and owner/operator of fishing vessel Mr. Morgan, out of Pillar Point Harbor. As a young boy he witnessed the “glory days” of the early 70′s, watching his father and uncle return from Georges Bank on various boats with abundant loads of Atlantic cod. Following in their footsteps, Steve began his fishing career after his freshman year at the University of Denver. Working summers and winter breaks allowed him to help finance his college tuition and earn a degree in business. After twenty-five years and multiple fisheries, the Mr. Morgan has become his passion. It is the only vessel outfitted with Scottish seine gear in the United States.

This light duty gear types considered to be an environmentally friendly way to harvest groundfish. Steve also fishes for Dungeness Crab and is an active member of the California Groundfish Collective which is a collaboration of fishing associations working together under the federally regulated  IFQ Groundfish fishery.