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Pier 45 Crab Fishermen Gear Fund

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On Saturday May 23rd there was a massive fire at Pier 45, the heart of the San Francisco fishing community was decimated . Building C is a complete loss and has collapsed. Building C was the storage shed for our local commercial Crab fishing fleet. It is estimated that they lost over 5 million dollars in uninsured Crab Pots. Most fishermen had well over 100k in gear lost. They are basically finished and a lifetime of work has gone up in smoke. In order to get these guys fishing again when the season reopens in November they will need to start placing Crab pot orders immediately. As Bay Area residents we all understand the importance of the Dungeness Crab industry.  These are small independent fishermen that are desperate right now and need our support. The funds raised here will ALL go towards replacing fishing gear for all those affected by the fire.

In order to insure the funds get to the right people I will be working off of a list of fishermen that have leased space and stored equipment at Pier 45 shed  C.  My plan is to either set up an account with a vendor with a payment from this fund  and give credits to the fishermen to order off of or if it is easier we may just place a large bulk order for them and pay the invoice from this fund.
Water2Table is a Seafood Wholesaler on Pier 45 and we are raising these funds to insure that the infrastructure and equipment is available to the fishermen for their upcoming season. That is why we are directing this effort towards purchasing gear for the affected fishermen  and not simply making cash payments. 
We will also be consulting with GoFundMe to make sure we take all the necessary steps and protocols to ensure transparency and that we take all the proper steps. 

Joe and Andi Conte / Water2Table


  • Jodie Steinberg
    • $20 
    • 4 yrs
  • Tiffany Ko
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Bay Area Longshoremen's Memorial Association
    • $250 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Joe and Andi Conte Water2Table
San Francisco, CA
Crab Boat Owners Association

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