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 151-175 Seafood Products
Seafood Product Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Sea Scallops
USA - Atlantic (MSC)
Dredge Harvest
Seafood Watch: Eco-Certification Recognized
Signal Crayfish
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Silvergrey Rockfish
Canada - British Columbia
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Smallmouth Buffalo
Worldwide
All Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Snow Crab
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Fishing Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Snow Crab
Canada - Nova Scotia
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Eco-Certification Recognized
Snow Crab
Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Eco-Certification Recognized
Snow Crab
Canada - Gulf of St. Lawrence
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Snow Crab
USA - East Bering Sea
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Sockeye Salmon
USA - Alaska (MSC)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch: Eco-Certification Recognized
Sockeye Salmon
USA - Washington (Columbia River)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Sockeye Salmon
USA - Washington (Coastal Rivers)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Sockeye Salmon
USA - Washington (Puget Sound)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Sockeye Salmon
USA - Alaska (MSC)
Drift Gillnets
Seafood Watch: Eco-Certification Recognized
Marine Stewardship Council Certified
Spiny Lobster (Caribbean)
Honduras
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Steelhead Trout
Worldwide
RAS - recirculating aquaculture systems (with wastewater treatment)
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Steelhead Trout
Canada - British Columbia
Freshwater Net Pens
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative
Steelhead Trout
Worldwide
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Steelhead Trout
Worldwide
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Striped Bass
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated
Sutchi Catfish
Vietnam
Intensive Pond
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Swordfish
Indian Ocean
Longline
Seafood Watch: Avoid
Swordfish
Pacific Ocean - South
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines
Seafood Watch: Best Choice
Swordfish
USA - Hawaii (Including vessels landing in California)
Shallow-Set Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative