"Capt. Tom says:— This market was built for the benefit of the general public so they may buy fish at reasonable prices."
Garcia's and Casablanca, two fish restaurant-markets that are supplied by their own fleets, do business just a little ways to the north, on the same bank of the Miami River, but this blocky, pale building apparently hasn't seen any seafood for many years. The antique combination of a colon and a dash to introduce Capt. Tom's words gives some sense of the market's age. (For follow-up, see the comments below.)
Public Fish Market
Surviving signage at 28 N.W. North River Dr. (near N.W. 2nd St.), Miami
(From an autumn 2012 visit)