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
Contact Information

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

Sustainability Partnerships

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99
Total Species
189
Total Sources
11/13/20
Last Product Update

Distribution Regions and Business Locations

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16480 Railroad Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
United States
189 Results: Viewing 76-100 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification

Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus
USA - Hawaii
Deep-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus
Peru
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus
Taiwan
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus
Guatemala
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus
Pacific Ocean - South
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Manila Clams

Venerupis philippinarum, Tapes phillippinarum
Worldwide
On-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Manila Clams

Venerupis philippinarum, Tapes phillippinarum
Worldwide
On-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

Mitre Squid

Uroteuthis chinensis
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Mitre Squid

Uroteuthis chinensis
China
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Monkfish

Lophius americanus
USA - New England
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Mottled Grouper

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

New Zealand Green Mussels

Perna canaliculus
Worldwide
Suspended Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Northern Anchovy

Engraulis mordax
USA - West Coast
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Northern Shrimp

Pandalus borealis
USA - Alaska
Beam Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Northern Shrimp

Pandalus borealis
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Northern Shrimp

Pandalus borealis
Canada - Atlantic (MSC)
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Marine Stewardship Council Certified

Northern Shrimp

Pandalus borealis
Canada - Nova Scotia
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Opah

Lampris guttatus
USA - Hawaii (Including vessels landing in California)
Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Opah

Lampris guttatus
Pacific Ocean - North
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Orange Roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus
New Zealand
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Pacific Cod

Gadus macrocephalus
USA - Alaska - Bering Sea Aleutian Islands
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Marine Stewardship Council Certified

Pacific Cod

Gadus macrocephalus
USA - Alaska - Bering Sea Aleutian Islands
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Pacific Cod

Gadus macrocephalus
USA - Alaska - Bering Sea Aleutian Islands
Longline
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Pacific Halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis
Canada - British Columbia (MSC)
Bottom Longline
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized

Pacific Halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis
Canada - British Columbia (MSC)
Bottom Longline
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Marine Stewardship Council Certified