Not long after the lumber and shingle manufacturing became prevalent on the waterfront, the fishing industry started to rise as well.
Although not as large as the lumber and shingle industry, Everett’s commercial fishing industry was an integral part of the waterfront’s economic and physical growth. Croatians and Norwegians were among the earliest arrivals, and would become Everett’s pioneer commercial fishermen. Everett was also home to many other fishing families from a broad range of heritages. Fishing today remains a visible part of the waterfront, with more than 30 commercial fishing boats as of 2012.