Lone Wolf….

Great shot of the Lone Wolf part of the Zolezzi fleet. Really not sure how long this seiner fished in the Eastern Pacific , most of the time was spent in Western Pacific .  Please share your photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Bold Fleet….

This photo is the Bold Fleet getting ready to let go with speed boats standing by off the stern. Nice weather , I say let her go! sdtunaboats@cox.net

United States …

What a iconic seiner. Westgate seiner United States pops made a couple trips on this legend. Please share your photos with us sdtunaboats@cox.net

RIP , Santana (Sandy ) Romero..

Again we lost another great fisherman. Im sorry to announce the passing of Santana Romero known to most as Sandy. He passed away Friday peacefully at the age of 94. He started fishing at the age of 14 with his brother Abe on old bait boats. He moved on to purse seining in the early 60s , and stuck with Manuel Jorge for 25 years. Starting with the first Elizabeth (Old White Star) then the first Elizabeth CJ which many will know as the Maria CJ. Then onto the Big Elizabeth CJ. He retired in 1981 and teamed up with Gerrard Fiorentino selling power blocks and all types of fishing equipment to the fleet. He will be missed.

Aquarius ….

Very special seiner in my family. Father and Uncle spent time on this great rig. Owned by Dasilva Family, along with Sea Encounter. Built by Martinac in 1971 . Share your photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net


Another one of Joe Madruga’s fleet the Frontier. Martinac build in 1978 its since had a few name changes one was the Caribe Star . Please share your pictures with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net


Nice shot of the seiner Montana tied up in Samoa. Owned by the wonderful Joe Madruga he’s definitely missed . Not sure where the Montana ended up I  know it was the Samoa Star at one point. Share your photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Maria CJ…

I love seiners that you could tell the boat by just looking at it. Maria CJ was one of those seiners. Originally launched the Elizabeth CJ  in 1972.  Please share your photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

RIP Harold Medina….

Its with a heavy heart I’m making this post about the passing of a absolute icon, Harold Medina . The Tuna Industry would not have been what it was without him . The Family has passed along information about his services which will be held on March 9th at 10am at St Agnes Church .


Another super cool shot of a seiner. Apollo I personally don’t have many shots of this classic rig. Share your photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net