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any liveaboards fish for a living?

i wanted to fish off a 25 foot sailboat and get like maybe 100-200$ a day...anyone know if this is possible? im also confused about the commercial fishing license; from what i've read, it seem you need to register your boat also as a commercial fishing boat? how does this work? do i pay more on top of the 126$ per year commercial license?

i want to catch albacore as my main fish, so any help would be appreciated.

i know i've asked something like this before, but didn't get a decent answer on the license issue.

so my requirements are simple..

fish for 100-200$ worth of fish per day, and be able to sell them.

im thinking albacore tuna since they fetch a nice price. what do you guys think? is this a pipe dream? or can this be turned into reality? ill have minimal expenses since the boat is only going to be 25 feet, and will be sail powered.

Also, if albacore isnt your recommended fish, then what fish would you recommend i catch to meet that 100-200$ mark per day?....from what i know, albacore is year rounds down here, so im hoping this will work.

Also, whats teh average going rate per pound of albacore at the wholesellers in the fishing harbors? 2$ a pound? less more?
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You didn't say where you are, somewhere in Southern California? You may still have to run a long way to find fish. From what I have read, they usually troll at least 6 knots. A 25 foot boat might go that fast? Not much room on a boat that size for enough fish to pay what you are looking for. I hate to rain on your parade but I think it is not practical. Suggest you do a You Tube search for "Commercial Albacore Fishing" or go out on a sports fishing charter boat to see what it is like.

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Fishermen catch 881-pound tuna, feds take it away

Assuming you do catch one do you have the space and refrigeration to keep the fish until you get to a port with commercial fish facilities.

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The sad part is, it's not a joke, I'm afraid. The OP hasn't gotten the answer he wants, so
he's started a new thread......lol
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no not pratical. what you could do is sell your 25' get a 25-35' fishing boat live on that and fish. you know they make boats for you want to do there called fishing boat. sailboats are not fishing boats hence the diffrent name. so no you can't. maybe if you wanted to use a fishing pole what sailing to wear every maybe catch a tuna.

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uh, yeah. What huck (smallboatlover) said.

Whatever it is he said.

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uh, yeah. What huck (smallboatlover) said.

Whatever it is he said.
I have done a lot of sport fishing off of a sailboat. I agree with "Small",
"Not practical" for commercial fishing. Not sure I understood the rest his post?

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Not sure I understood the rest his post?

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That's OK, Dabnis. We often don't understand him. He's 15 and I think his brain gallops faster than his fingers can keep up.

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That's OK, Dabnis. We often don't understand him. He's 15 and I think his brain gallops faster than his fingers can keep up.
Well, I am 76, maybe that is the problem, too many "senior" moments. Anyway, it will be interesting to see if "Business" re-surfaces with another question?

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