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Seattle — By Mary Jo Manzanares on July 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Filed under: Attractions, featuredarticle, fishing, food

Something Fishy in Seattle

Interested in finding the freshest fish in Seattle?  Fishermen’s Terminal, primary home of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet and mooring spot for fishing and work boats of all sizes, is the place to find it.  You can buy delicious fish and shellfish right off the boats docked at the pear at very reasonable prices.  And if cooking yourself isn’t your thing, you’ll find the northwest delicacies cooked up and served at restaurants around the Seattle area.

Fishermen's Terminal Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal is also home to the Fishermen’s Memorial, a bronze and stone sculpture commemorating those who have lost their lives while fishing.  The names of more than 500 local commercial fishermen and women who have been lost at sea are inscribed on plaques at the memorial.  Each year, on the first Sunday in May, a special service is held honoring all those who have lost their lives pursuing their livelihood at sea.  Sadly, a few names are added to the memorial each year.

This is a real, working fishing terminal, so wear appropriate clothing and shoes to get around on the docks.  Fish guts and water make for a very slippery environment.

My recommendation:  Take visiting guests down to the dock, pick up whatever is fresh off the boat, grab a bottle of two of Washington wine, and prepare a true Pacific Northwest feast.

Location: 3919 18th Avenue West (off of 15th Avenue), heading toward Ballard (map)

Hours: Daily, 24/7

This is a real, working fishing terminal, so wear appropriate clothing and shoes to get around on the docks.  Fish guts and water make for a very slippery environment.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Port of Seattle

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