About Our Seafood

Responsible Sourcing

We’ve been buying and selling fish since 1939; not only have we learned a lot during that time but we’ve seen the industry undergo massive change. We have always been committed to responsibly sourcing our seafood and it’s at the very core of our continued success.

We work with all of our suppliers to ensure they are using the best available practices to produce seafood so that we can leave our waterways in a better state that we found them.

Our Procurement Department is staffeded by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable seafood experts in the industry. Their intimate knowledge of the products they source and the long-term partnerships they cultivate to keep our coolers and freezers full of the highest quality seafood on the market.

All of our seafood is sourced from a well-known network of suppliers, fishermen and farmers. We work within the most trusted supply chain in the business, and back it up with site visits, inspections, and a zero-tolerance policy for seafood fraud.  We’re happy to provide you with the scientific names of any species we carry, along with country of origin and information on harvest/capture method. If you have questions about usage of common or colloquial names (such as calling Rockfish “Pacific Snapper”), don’t hesitate to ask. And, for our full Santa Monica Seafood Responsible Sourcing Statement, please click the button below.

Responsible Sourcing Statement

If you have questions about specific seafood products, please let us know. We are proud to partner the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program and stand fully behind all our offerings.

Seafood and Health

Seafood is good for you. But don’t just take our word for it.

Both the FDA and The American Heart Association recommend  eating at least 2 servings (3.5 oz. cooked or 3/4 cup flaked fish) a week. They remind us that “fish is a good source of protein and, unlike fatty meat products, it’s not high in saturated fat. Fish is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease.

If you have concerns about contaminants in seafood, please read the EPA’s advice regarding seafood consumption

Food Safety

Without exception, Food Safety is our number one priority. We hold current FSSC 22000 certification which guarantees you are buying from a company with the best food manufacturing systems in the world and that our products consistently meet all quality, safety and labeling requirements.   Please contact us if you have further questions related to food safety.