Founder and President of the Fulton Fish Market. The fish market is a co-op comprising approximately 30 independent fish companies. Each company has its area of expertise; some stands are quite specialized in what they sell, and some sell a little bit of everything. On any given night, you can find fish from every continent worldwide. Fish begin arriving at the market in the evening, and our facility can unload 20 tractor-trailers. The team of unloaders, known by the manifests which stand, are getting what fish and, using forklifts, speedily deliver the goods. Each independent company has a team of workers who break down the pallets, set up the stand according to their fashion, and get ready to sell. Jody Meade is accredited with bringing the FFM into the 21st century. While working at Zagat, Meade started selling oysters to high-end restaurants to make some extra cash. He’d stop by the Fulton Fish Market around 4 in the morning and deliver directly to chefs before his office job started at 9 a.m. By 2010, Meade had built a solid reputation in the industry as a reliable seafood seller.