Catalina Offshore Products

Distribution Regions:
  • Canada - Atlantic
  • Canada - Central & Interior
  • Canada - Northwest
  • Canada - Pacific
  • Online
  • USA - Alaska
  • USA - California
  • USA - Gulf of Mexico
  • USA - Hawaii
  • USA - Mid Atlantic
  • USA - Midwest
  • USA - New England
  • USA - Pacific Northwest
  • USA - Rockies & Southwest
  • USA - South Atlantic
  • USA - Southeast

Catalina Offshore Products

Distributor, Online Retail, Processor
CA, United States

Founded in 1977, Catalina Offshore Products was once exclusively a sea urchin/uni wholesaler in both domestic sales and exports to Asia. Today Catalina Offshore Products is one of California’s premier seafood purveyors and San Diego’s only exporter of sea urchins. A primary supplier of West Coast fresh fish and shellfish, Catalina Offshore Products mainly features species found along the California coast and the Baja peninsula. Nearly 75 percent of the seafood Catalina Offshore Products sells is sustainable and much of it is sushi grade. In 2012, Catalina Offshore Products expanded by opening its Seafood Education and Nutrition Center which features a walk-in fish market, ongoing educational opportunities and special events. 

Most of their seafood is sourced from the pristine waters of Southern California and Baja California. In Baja, most fishing is done with hand lines from small Panga boats to save the environment and preserve our natural resources. They buy their fresh seafood directly from reputable fishermen who are trained in the strict handling procedures necessary to preserve optimum quality. Every boat contains chill tanks to ensure exceptional freshness and fish is whisked away to their plant as soon as it comes to the harbor or beach.

Conserving marine resources is a continuing priority at Catalina Offshore Products. Having been founded by a sea urchin diver, they've supported sea urchin fishery management for over 20 years, and have devoted full-time participation in California’s Marine Life Protection Act. Ensuring that wild fish populations stay in good condition for generations to come, they're committed to working with well-managed fisheries around the world that adhere to strict catch regulations. By example, in Baja California, they continue to support the day-boat Panga fishermen who conscientiously fish with non-invasive, traditional hand lines and low-impact hand-drawn nets.

For several years they've been running almost completely on solar power, turning waste from byproducts or processing sea urchins into recreational fishing bait called Uni Butter® and Uni Goop®, and actively promoting whole fish cooking. Catalina Offshore Products often talks with customers about the different ways to cook a whole fish, as well as about lesser-known edibles such as fish collars, which are typically full of succulent meat.

Seafood Certifications

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Sustainability Partnerships

Seafood Nutrition Partnership
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Total Species
96
Total Sources
4/14/20
Last Updated

Distribution Regions and Business Locations

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5202 Lovelock St.
San Diego, CA 92110
United States
96 Results: Viewing 1-25 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification
Albacore Tuna
USA - West Coast
Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines; Trolling Lines
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Albacore Tuna
USA - West Coast
Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines; Trolling Lines
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Albacore Tuna
USA - West Coast
Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines; Trolling Lines
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Atlantic Salmon
Norway - Kvarøy and Selsøyvik farms
Net Pens
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Atlantic Salmon
Canada - Atlantic
Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Bigeye Tuna
USA - Hawaii (Eastern Pacific, including vessels landing in California)
Deep-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Bigeye Tuna
Indian Ocean
Pelagic Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Blackgill Rockfish
USA - California (Southern)
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Blackgill Rockfish
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Blue Mussels
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Blue Mussels
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Blue Shrimp
Mexico - Baja (Pacific Coast)
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Bocaccio Rockfish
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Bocaccio Rockfish
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Brown Rock Crab
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Buri
Japan
Net Pens
Seafood Watch: Avoid
California Flounder
USA - California (Southern)
Bottom Gillnet
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
California Market Squid
USA - California
Purse Seine - Unassociated
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
California Scorpionfish
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
California Sheephead
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Chilean Sea Urchin
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Chinook Salmon
New Zealand
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Chocolate Clams
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Common Octopus
Spain
Traps
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Common Thresher Shark
USA - California
Driftnet
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative