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 151-175 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius
Pacific Ocean - South
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius
USA - Hawaii (Including vessels landing in California)
Shallow-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius
Sri Lanka
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius
Pacific Ocean - Southwest
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius
Australia (MSC)
Longline
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius
Pacific Ocean - Southeast
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius
Pacific Ocean - North
Drifting Longlines
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius
Indian Ocean
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Tilapia

Oreochromis spp., Sarotherodon spp., Tilapia spp.
China
Open - Pond
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Tilapia

Oreochromis spp., Sarotherodon spp., Tilapia spp.
Worldwide
Tanks
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Tilapia

Oreochromis spp., Sarotherodon spp., Tilapia spp.
Honduras (ASC)
Net Pens
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

Tilapia

Oreochromis spp., Sarotherodon spp., Tilapia spp.
Mexico (ASC)
Net Pens
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

Tilapia

Oreochromis spp., Sarotherodon spp., Tilapia spp.
Costa Rica (ASC)
Net Pens
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

Wahoo

Acanthocybium solandri
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Wakame

Undaria pinnatifida
Worldwide
All Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Walleye Pollock

Gadus chalcogrammus
USA - Alaska - Gulf of Alaska (MSC)
Midwater Trawl
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized

Western Red Lobster

Panulirus cygnus
Australia - Western Australia (MSC)
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized

White Seabass

Atractoscion nobilis
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

White Shrimp

Litopenaeus setiferus
USA - Gulf of Mexico
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

White Shrimp

Litopenaeus setiferus
Mexico - Gulf of Mexico
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Avoid

White Sturgeon

Acipenser transmontanus
USA
RAS - recirculating aquaculture systems (with wastewater treatment)
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Whiteleg Shrimp

Litopenaeus vannamei
Thailand
Intensive Pond
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Whiteleg Shrimp

Litopenaeus vannamei
China
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Whiteleg Shrimp

Litopenaeus vannamei
Indonesia
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Whiteleg Shrimp

Litopenaeus vannamei
India
Ponds
Seafood Watch: Avoid