TUNA! Celebrating San Diego’s Famous Fishing Industry
April 21, 2012 – December 31, 2012
TUNA! Celebrating San Diego’s Famous Fishing Industry showcases the rise and decline of tuna fishing— once one of San Diego’s largest industries. During the early to mid-20th century, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Hispanic families formed enclaves around San Diego Bay earning a living from this vital food source and building many of the waterfront communities such as Point Loma, Little Italy, and Barrio Logan.
This family-friendly, interactive exhibition lets visitors experience the world through the eyes of these fishing families and includes hands-on pole-fishing demonstration stations, packing and canning activities, films, images and oral histories.
Hear the stories and learn what it was like to work in this industry that, for a time, made San Diego synonymous with the world’s most popular food fish.
TUNA! Celebrating San Diego’s Famous Fishing Industry is generously underwritten by:
- American Tunaboat Association
- Bumble Bee Foods
- Chicken of the Sea
- StarKist Co.
- The Billingsley Foundation
- The Heller Foundation of San Diego
- The County of San Diego
- San Diego International Airport Art Program
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