Please note that we are replacing our public fish sales float with a brand new facility. Until approximately the end of February, 2017, fish sales will be temporarily relocated to the new concrete float at 3rd Avenue (approximately 200m west of the old sales float facility – there are signs directing you to the temporary sales area). We appreciate your patience during this reconstruction phase!
Today on the Public Sales Float
(as of April 17, 2017)
- Sea Worthy I: sea urchins – CLOSED
- Pacific Searcher: frozen salmon – CLOSED
- Dream Weaver: frozen salmon
- La Barka: frozen cod – CLOSED
- Tartu: frozen salmon, frozen cod, frozen rock fish – CLOSED
- Norse Provider: frozen salmon, frozen tuna – CLOSED
- Mattias: sea urchins
The above information is collected daily, but not all vendors provide their catch information to us, so some vessels may be marked down but have no specific product listed. Also, although the public fish sales float is technically open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, vessels and vendors come and go as they please and keep their own business hours, so Steveston Harbour Authority cannot guarantee that the vessels listed above will be there upon your arrival, nor that they will be open for business when you arrive. That said, the best days of the week are Friday afternoon, and during regular business hours on Saturday and Sunday, as this is generally when the greatest number of vendors are open.
So, what can you expect to find on the public fish sales float? Each species is available at different times of the year, although this will depend on wether the product is sold fresh, frozen or live (typical with crab, urchins and some species of sole). Frozen varieties of most species can be found on the float at any time during the year, but this varies depending on each vessel’s schedule and we can’t predict this. Be sure to check this page out frequently to see which products are available and check out our “What’s In Season?” page to see what’s generally available year round.
Fishers are not allowed to sell processed (i.e. steaked, smoked, vacuum sealed, etc.) product on the sales float, nor are they allowed to sell bivalve mollusks of any kind (oysters, clams, mussels, etc.). Vendors are also not allowed to cut fish while on the float due to strict Provincial regulations regarding fish processing. They may sell product that has been gutted and headed prior to their arrival on the float, but that is all. If you see any vendor selling processed product or cutting / gutting fish while on the sales float, please call Steveston Harbour Authority at 604-272-5539.
For tips on purchasing fresh seafood from the public fish sales float, click here.
For more information on the history of the public fish sales float, click here.
For the complete list of rules and regulations governing product sales on the public sales float, click here.