Capt Edward James Edmond was born and raised in a fishing village called Oyster Bay, Long Island. He began fishing with his father and Grandfather over 40 years ago. In his early 20’s he started commercial fishing on his own boat and on the world famous pine island oyster boats. In 1992 he moved to Anna Maria FL where he was partial owner/operator of Off Shore Marine towing and rescue company. He Became a US Coast Guard licensed Captain in 1999 and ran his own fishing charter business. That same year he also started Edmond doors and Hardware, Inc.
While taking a break from commercial fishing, he concentrated on his commercial door business which he still runs today. In 2011 Captain Ed married his first mate, the love of his life, and high school sweetheart, Stephanie Cole. With her encouragement and support, his love and respect for the sea was awoken. Intrigued by the mullet fishery for over 20 years, Captain Ed returned to his true passion and started commercial fishing again. this inspired him to research what was the driving force behind this enormous fishery.
The end result…. BOTTARGA!!!