Early! While the market opens at 5:30am, you can arrive at 3:30am and find the lines starting to form. The crab are often sold out by 8:00am and the fish not far behind.
New visitors arriving mid-morning sometimes complain that the market wasn’t open when in fact it had just closed a couple hours earlier. From the time we open, it only lasts a few hours before our catch is headed to some happy customer’s home or event. It may seem awfully early, but the reward is well worth the effort — set your alarm, grab a friend and start a morning with a visit to the fish market.