We are your local Link to the Food Chain


Hudson Fish Company is a commercial fishing business serving customers in the Berkeley Area for over ten years.

Family owned, Hudson Fish offers the finest troll-caught Wild King Salmon, California Halibut, Albacore Tuna and Dungeness Crabs direct to the public via three local Farmers' Markets. The fish are handled with extreme care, bled, gilled and gutted immediately after being caught. After cleaning the fish are refrigerated and stored at 32° F until the boat returns to port.

Our fish are caught with hook & line and traps, never with nets. This assures the best quality (no bruising from netting, the fish get to the boat alive), and also no impact on non-target species or the ocean floor.

Yvette and Mike Hudson are directly involved in a multitude of issues regarding the sustainability and restoration of our Salmon Runs. We work diligently through a network of fishing and environmental organizations for the future of our oceans. Please visit our "Links" page for more information on the challenges our oceans face in these modern times.

1/4/2019 It's time for a winter update:
We are getting ready to go to the boatyard for a major overhaul. The California Air Resources Board has approved a big grant for us to replace our 40 year old diesel engine with a new Tier 3 engine that will burn the fuel much cleaner and produce less pollutants. While we're there, we will also redo our fish-holds and refrigeration systems. It's a big job that'll keep the boat in the yard for at least 3 months.
Sooooo: We will not be at the Berkeley Markets for the winter. We're temporarily scaling back because the boat is out of commission and will only attend the El Cerrito Market on Saturdays with our smoked King Salmon and some other products from our friends who fish from Half Moon Bay to Bodega and points in between.
If you want to put in an order or join our email list, please send an email to yvette@hudsonfish.com

Introducing our new boat!!!!!

Cash Flo II, our new boat, March 2013

and here's what we catch on Cash Flo (-:


If you are looking for seafood of the highest quality, caught in a sustainable way - you came to the right place!
Have an excellent day,
Captain Mike & Skipperette Yvette
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Important Updates:

If you want to put in an order or join our email list, please send an email to yvette@hudsonfish.com



6/8/2014, Captain Mike was on "Work with Marty Nemko" on San Francisco's NPR station KALW. Click the link to listen to the show.



9/25/2013 Hudson Fish Company gets a write-up in the East Bay Express:

How to Buy Fresh, Locally Caught Fish If you're looking for fresh fish, your best bet is to buy directly from the people who catch them.


New Rules Threaten Small Fishermen
Locals say a system designed to share the ocean's wealth will send them into bankruptcy, and privatize the public waterways.
By Alastair Bland January 26. 2011, East Bay Express

On January 11, a new fishery management system took effect in ocean waters off California, Oregon, and Washington. Federal fishery managers consider the new system to be a safer, more sustainable management plan because it assigns individual fishermen a portion of the entire fishing fleet's annual quota and is designed to guarantee them an income while safeguarding against overfishing. But three groups, composed mostly of small-boat fishermen, have jointly sued the US Secretary of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service in an attempt to halt what they say is a recipe for industry consolidation, loss of jobs, and, with time, corporate ownership of the ocean's resources.

The lawsuit, filed last fall, is pending in San Francisco federal court. "Banks, processing plants, and big corporations could end up with ownership of fish before they're even caught," said Mike Hudson, a commercial fisherman in Berkeley. "They'll buy all the little guys' quotas and eventually just a few boats will be doing all the work, and hundreds of small fishermen will be out of work."

click here to read the full article.

Fishermen respond to Obama’s SOTU salmon joke

Daily Caller, January 28, 2011

When President Obama joked about the unwieldy regulatory system overseeing salmon fishing in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, some laughed, but members of the fishing community took notice — despite the fact that the regulatory departments Obama referenced in the speech are not on the top of their list of grievances with the government.

“There are twelve different agencies that deal with exports. There are at least five different entities that deal with housing policy,” the president said Tuesday night. “Then there’s my favorite example: the Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they’re in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them in when they’re in saltwater. And I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked.”

Mike Hudson, president of the Small Boat Commercial Salmon Fishermens’ Association, told The Daily Caller that he was a bit surprised and unsure of what to make of the president’s reference to salmon fishing. He was pleased, however, that Obama seemed to be aware of the industry, despite the fact that government policies have been harming the fishing business for multiple administrations.

“At least we’re on the president’s radar screen somewhere, if just as a little blip on the outer range,” Hudson said. “The president so far has not been friendly to our Salmon and Salmon fishermen, he has continued the same tired old policies of the Bush era that we’ve been fighting all along in the courts.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/28/fishermen-respond-to-obamas-sotu-salmon-joke/#ixzz1DlsTxevs


 Captain Mike plays the Blues when he's not fishing.

Hear some tracks from Captain Mike's solo CD "Wild Salmon don't get the Blues":
Boogie Chillun
, Eastbay Woman , Swim Deep Pretty Mama

Music Scene Magazine, October 2006 writes:

Captain Mike's Band "Superboogie" is available for bookings at your local clubs, private parties, festivals, select fundraising events, and world tours.

Please also visit us on Reverbnation to listen to the whole songs, become a fan, join our mailing list, and/or "like" our songs to get us up in the charts.


Thanks to Linda at Aubergines Web-Design for all her great work on our website.