The Ventura Harbor commercial fishing infrastructure and facilities are provided by the Ventura Port District in order superior and safe services to meet the needs of our commercial fishing industry.
Commercial Fish Offloading Pier:
Provides a location for vessels to unload fish catch of various types and sizes, including the harbor’s largest fish catch (California market squid). However, the pier has two 1-ton derrick cranes that are utilized by the industry for offloading other catches as well as loading and unloading equipment, nets, and supplies for the vessels. The newly constructed second crane provides additional efficiency and redundancy for bringing fish from the vessels to market.
Commercial Fishing Storage Yard:
Subleased from the Ventura Port District for decades to allow commercial fishermen utilize for nearby storage and work on land. The yard is equipped with 26 new twenty-foot shipping containers that are rented to tenants for storage as well as designated trap net storage as well as repair areas.
California State Coastal Conservancy* provided funding for the enhancement projects for both the Fish Pier and the Commercial Fishing Storage Yard.
*The Coastal Conservancy is a California state agency, established in 1976, to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and to sustain local economies along California’s coast. It acts with others to protect and restore, and increase public access to, California’s coast, ocean, coastal watersheds, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Its vision is of a beautiful, restored, and accessible coast for current and future generations of Californians.