The Anello Family History
After fishing Salmon on the Sacramento river for several years, Tom and Millie
Burke moved to Bodega Bay in the early 1950’s and purchased their first
commercial fishing boat the Simona Ann. Their son and daughter in-law, John and
Nedra Burke followed in 1957. John started his fishing career as a crew member
on his father’s boat. In 1970 John and Nedra purchased their own boat, the
Nancy, and continued to fish it for many years while raising their family, Jeff,
Randy, and Cathy. Their two sons followed in the family’s footsteps, fishing with
both their father and grandfather. Jeff later bought a boat, but has since retired
from fishing. Today Randy, along with his son Eric, run John’s boat the
Caledonian, fishing for Salmon and Crab.
In 1969 Steve Anello Sr. and his dad started fishing out of Bodega Bay. Steve
was 11 at the time. One year later, at the age of 12, he purchased his first fishing
boat. Steve has been fishing commercially for 46 years. Steve, and John and
Nedra Burkes daughter, Cathy, where married in 1977, creating the Anello-Burke
clan. Between the 2 families there are close to 10 members that fish today, with
5 fishing boats between them.
Steve and Cathy have three children. Matt, a fourth generation fisherman, fishes
with his father on his boat the Donna Mia. Steve and Christina, along with their
mother Cathy, work to bring you fresh and sustainable caught seafood direct to
you from the families fishing boats.