Lopez fisheries


Meet the Captains of Lopez Fisheries

Captain Tom Sr


Tom Lopez has been fishing his entire life. First with his father Mike Lopez and eventually buying his own boat with his brother Tim at the ripe age of 14. Since Tom has participated in multiple fisheries as well as contributed to the training of many captains.

In the Winter Tom lives abroad in the Philippines where he enjoys snorkeling daily.

Captain Thomas Jr


Captain Thomas has been aboard fishing boats since he was merely 8 months old. Along with his brother and cousins he took on a crew position on the F/V Cheerful 2 at around 12 years old.

At the age of 25 he bought and over a period of 6 months with the help of many rebuilt what was called the F/V Alba 2 into what is now the F/V Conspiracy.

Thomas has gone on to do extensive shipyard work such as re-powers of the Conspiracy, ground up build of the Legacy, and the complete retro fit of the most recent tender the Republic.

In the winter Thomas enjoys working out, staying active, and if given the opportunity improving and repairing any type of boats. Thomas holds a Foreign and International Relations degree from University of North Carolina - Wilmington.

Captain Alexander


Captain Alex has been aboard a fishing boat in one form or another his entire life. Taking on a crew position at the age of 12, he quickly became a skiff man for Tom Lopez senior on the F/V Cheerful 2. Eventually at 23 Alex went on to own and operate his own vessel for the last 7 years.

Alex was instrumental in the ground up build of the Legacy in 2017 and has also operated its tender operation the following year.

In the winter Alex owns and operates a self-storage business and complex in the lower 48 as well as holds a Political Science degree from the University of North Carolina.