In 1979, Huong Vo arrived in the US as a refugee after the Vietnam war. Huong worked strenuous hours at various odd jobs just to make ends meet to provide for his growing family of six; meanwhile, he was also sending money back home to Vietnam in order to support the life he left behind. To escape the harsh reality of being a poor immigrant living in urban America, Huong went fishing as it reminded him of his sleepy village situated along the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
In 1984, Huong was offered a job as a fish cutter. Fueled by his love and passion for seafood, he quickly ramped up in his profession and took it upon himself to learn every aspect of the seafood industry. He remained humble and loyal to his employer until they closed their doors in 2010.
In 2012, Huong along with his son Michael Vo opened Big Catch to continue his legacy in the seafood business that he can one day pass down to his sons and daughters. And in doing so, he's giving back to the working-class community that's welcomed him and his family to this great country by providing jobs in an economically distressed town in Southern New Jersey. Big Catch is family owned and is fully operated by Huong's children.
The Vo family is proud to be your local neighborhood purveyor. Visit our retail store in Mt Holly, NJ where you can spot Huong perfecting his craft in the cutting room. Thank you for your patronage!