Fishing is a way of life for the Kershaw and Takasaki families, and it always has been. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality seafood with excellent service. Prawns, herring and salmon are the name of the game.
Paul has been commercial fishing on the West Coast of B.C. for 46 years. From a young age, Paul knew he would be a fisherman for life. He started his fishing career as a 14-year-old deckhand on his brother-in-law Ted Takasaki’s boat, and purchased his first boat at age 21. The rest is history.
Troy started fishing for salmon when he was 13, as a deckhand with his uncle (Paul). When he was 18, he started branching out to fish for herring, prawns and crab. 30 years later, Troy is proudly still a 5th generation fisherman.
- 1866 – Great, great grandfather Kotaro Takasaki starts fishing
- 1904 – Great grandfather Kosuke Takasaki starts fishing
- 1930’s – Grandfather Roy Takasaki starts fishing
- 1950’s – Dad Ted Takasaki starts fishing
It’s a family affair.
Although Ted has since retired, Troy and Paul still work together full-time along with family and friends, operating the Jet Lag, Jet Set and Quick Change boats.
Paul and his wife Lynette are joined by their son Neil full-time, as well as their daughter Katie and her partner Kyle on a part-time basis.
Troy and his wife Laura are joined by their daughters Hailey and Tayah part-time.