No One Knows Seafood Like We Do.
Locally Sourced, Responsibly Caught, Family Owned & Operated - it's in our blood.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality seafood that’s locally sourced and responsibly caught to local markets and restaurants while simultaneously preserving local fisheries and supporting family run operations. By producing the highest quality seafood, we want to create a direct relationship between fishermen and consumers to ensure the freshest seafood while making it easily accessible to the public.
From the Boat, Direct to Your Plate.
Captain Bill Bright has been trolling the waters of the Atlantic Ocean as a successful commercial fisherman for over 35 years. He leaves port from Wildwood, New Jersey in search of Swordfish, Tuna, and Tilefish.
We focus on a short and transparent supply chain. Your fish goes directly from the deep cold waters, to the ice tanks on the F/V Defiance, directly to your hands. It’s that simple, no middle man, just the freshest seafood you can get, straight to your plate.
Quick Retrieval and Condensed Trip Durations.
Quick retrieval from the coldest part of the water column and condensed fishing trips ensures that the freshest fish possible reaches the dock and ultimately your plate. F/V Defiance utilizes responsible fishing methods that produce the highest quality product with minimal bycatch.
Our Story - it's a family thing.
Captain Bill Bright has been trolling the waters of the Atlantic Ocean as a successful commercial fisherman for over 35 years. Enthusiastic about sharing the noticeable taste of fresh seafood, the Bright family then continued to run a successful boat-to-table restaurant the past 11 years. Throughout the years, we saw an opportunity to better connect the local supply base directly with chefs and create a direct relationship with the fisherman and consumer. Our main boat, the F/V Defiance, owned and run by Captain Bill, utilizes responsible fishing methods that produce the highest quality fish while minimizing bycatch. Working with condensed trips ensures that fish are the freshest possible when they reach the dock and ultimately your kitchen or your plate. We are a family owned business committed to ensuring that the public has access to the highest quality seafood.