TUNA! Celebrating San Diego's Famous Fishing Industry

April 21, 2012 to December 31, 2012
Tuna, san diego, san diego history, tuna fishing, fishing, sport fishing

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.