Lusamerica Foods, Inc.

Distribution Regions:
  • Canada - Atlantic
  • Canada - Central & Interior
  • Canada - Northwest
  • Canada - Pacific
  • 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

Lusamerica Foods, Inc.

Distributor
CA, United States

Lusamerica Foods, Inc. has been supplying quality seafood for over 30 years in California and the Western United States. Lusamerica Foods, Inc. has an emphasis on sustainable, local, traceable products and works with vendor and customer partners and NGOs to affect positive change in the seafood industry. Lusamerica Foods, Inc. is committed to providing reduced carbon footprint choices. Lusamerica Foods, Inc. packages products in compostable and recyclable trays and boxes and reuses or recycles 100% of incoming Styrofoam.

Serious About Seafood Sustainability

Lusamerica Foods is committed to environmentally responsible business practices and to helping customers meet their corporate responsibility goals by offering a broad range of sustainable seafood products. Lusamerica Foods, Inc. has partnered with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which operates the most rigorous and widely recognized certification program in the world for sustainability and environmental responsibility in wild-capture fisheries. They are MSC Chain of Custody-certified for a wide variety of seafood.

Lusamerica’s Achievements

  • They have increased their offerings of “Best Choice” and “Good Alternative” products by 37%, and dropped their purchases of products labeled as unsustainable by 7%.
  • They have discontinued the sale of unsustainable species and non-MSC-certified Chilean seabass.

Other Sustainability Efforts

  • Promoting fisheries that use more environmentally sensitive harvest methods.
  • Working with suppliers to ensure work conditions and compensation practices are fair, safe, and economically sustainable for fishers and workers.
  • Participating in projects to improve practices in fisheries at the ground level, including working closely with World Wildlife Fund on Ecuadorian mahi-mahi and Indonesian tuna.
  • Providing reduced carbon footprint choices - they offer premium frozen and previously frozen products that have been processed and frozen as close as possible to the point of harvest. The frozen seafood can then be transported by container vessels, rail and truck, all of which produce less carbon emissions than air shipments of fresh fish. In addition, the highest quality fish from many remote fisheries is often a previously frozen item.

 

Seafood Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council Certified

  • MSC-C-51008

Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

  • ASC-C-00975

Fair Trade Certified

  • 1202089

Sustainability Partnerships

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Total Species
224
Total Sources
7/6/20
Last Updated

Distribution Regions and Business Locations

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16480 Railroad Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
United States
224 Results: Viewing 1-25 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification
Almaco Jack
USA - Hawaii
Submersible Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
American Lobster
Canada - Atlantic
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
American Lobster
USA - Gulf of Maine
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Argentine Red Shrimp
Argentina
Bottom Trawls (Industrial Fleet)
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Armed Nylon Shrimp
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Arrowtooth Flounder
USA - West Coast
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Marine Stewardship Council Certified
Arrowtooth Flounder
USA - West Coast
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Atlantic Salmon
Chile
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Atlantic Salmon
Worldwide
RAS - recirculating aquaculture systems (with wastewater treatment)
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Atlantic Salmon
Canada (ASC)
Open - Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Eco-Certification Recognized
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification
Atlantic Salmon
Canada - British Columbia
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Atlantic Salmon
United Kingdom - Scotland - Orkney Isles
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Atlantic Salmon
Norway
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Atlantic Salmon
United Kingdom - Scotland - Shetland and Western Isles
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Atlantic Salmon
United Kingdom - Scotland - Mainland
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Atlantic Salmon
Chile
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Barramundi
Vietnam
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Barramundi
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Bay Scallops
Worldwide
Off-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Blackberry Crab
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Bloodred Snapper
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Blue Crab
USA - Maryland
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Blue Mussels
Worldwide
Suspended Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Blue Shrimp
Mexico - Sinaloa (North Central)
Suripera
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Fair Trade Certified
Blue-barred Parrotfish
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated