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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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 126-150 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification

Rock Cod

Lotella rhacina
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Russian Sturgeon

Acipenser gueldenstaedtii
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Sablefish

Anoplopoma fimbria
USA - Alaska
Set Longlines
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Marine Stewardship Council Certified

Sablefish

Anoplopoma fimbria
USA - Alaska
Set Longlines
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Sally Lightfoot Crab

Grapsus grapsus
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Sea Scallops

Placopecten magellanicus
USA - Atlantic (MSC)
Dredge Harvest
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized

Signal Crayfish

Pacifastacus leniusculus
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Silvergrey Rockfish

Sebastes brevispinis
Canada - British Columbia
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Smallmouth Buffalo

buffalofish
Worldwide
All Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Snow Crab

Chionoecetes opilio
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Snow Crab

Chionoecetes opilio
Canada - Nova Scotia
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized

Snow Crab

Chionoecetes opilio
Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized

Snow Crab

Chionoecetes opilio
Canada - Gulf of St. Lawrence
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Snow Crab

Chionoecetes opilio
USA - East Bering Sea
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Sockeye Salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka
USA - Washington (Puget Sound)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Sockeye Salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka
USA - Alaska (MSC)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Marine Stewardship Council Certified

Sockeye Salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka
USA - Alaska (MSC)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized

Sockeye Salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka
USA - Washington (Columbia River)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Sockeye Salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka
USA - Washington (Coastal Rivers)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Spiny Lobster (Caribbean)

Panulirus argus
Honduras
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Steelhead Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss
Worldwide
RAS - recirculating aquaculture systems (with wastewater treatment)
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Steelhead Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss
Canada - British Columbia
Freshwater Net Pens
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Steelhead Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss
Worldwide
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Striped Bass

Morone saxatilis
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Sutchi Catfish

Pangasianodon hypophthalmus
Vietnam
Intensive Pond
Seafood Watch: Avoid