James Evanow, the Managing Partner of J & C Seafoods, is a third generation commercial fisherman and has spent over 30 years at sea fishing in multiple fisheries as a captain.
Beginning in 1977 on the back deck on his father’s crab boat, it wasn’t long before he found his way to the wheelhouse. He was fortunate to have been trained by some of the highest producers on the West Coast. His father was an entrepreneurial man and started Castle Rock Seafoods in 1976. He was instrumental in running all four of the boats in the family fleet. He was also instrumental in fleet management and provisioning of the vessels in the boatyards. In addition, he worked in the seafood sales and seafood production side of the business.
After the untimely death of his father in 1987 and watching the business that he had built slowly disappear, James decided to leave fishing to be there as his kids grew up. After 20 years on land, he has returned to the sea.
James is passionate about helping other fishermen obtain a fair price, while bringing the highest quality seafood to his customers.