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

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 76-100 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification
Giant Tiger Prawn
Indonesia
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Hard Clams
Worldwide
On-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Hard Clams
USA
Dredge Harvest
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Japanese Eel
China
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Jonah Crab
USA - Atlantic
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
King Crab (Red)
Russia - Barents Sea (MSC)
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Eco-Certification Recognized
Lake Whitefish
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Lingcod
USA - West Coast
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Marine Stewardship Council Certified
Lingcod
USA - West Coast
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Lingcod
Canada - British Columbia
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Mahi-mahi
Ecuador
Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Mahi-mahi
USA - Hawaii
Deep-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Mahi-mahi
Peru
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Mahi-mahi
Taiwan
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Mahi-mahi
Guatemala
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Mahi-mahi
Pacific Ocean - South
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Mahi-mahi
Pacific Ocean - North
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Manila Clams
Worldwide
On-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Manila Clams
Worldwide
On-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification
Manila Clams
Worldwide
On-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Mitre Squid
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Mitre Squid
China
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Monkfish
USA - New England
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Mottled Grouper
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
New Zealand Green Mussels
Worldwide
Suspended Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice