Handy Seafood Incorporated

Handy Seafood Incorporated

Distributor, Exporter, Importer, Processor, Wholesaler
MD, United States
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Handy Seafood is America’s oldest seafood processor, consistently maintaining the highest quality industry standards since 1894. From its first small plant in Crisfield to its current global presence, the family-owned company continues to focus on authenticity, quality, and transparency.

Known primarily for fresh crabmeat and inventive value-added products, Handy Seafood can be found worldwide under its original brand name as well as its Crab House and Handy Gastropub Collection. Marrying expertise with innovation, one of Handy Seafood’s main claims to fame is its creation of the world's first certified gluten-free crab cake. Sourcing seafood from the U.S. Atlantic and Thailand, Handy Seafood prides itself on maintaining close control of every aspect of the supply chain, from sourcing to production. As an HACCP certified processing facility, the business is inspected annually by an independent auditing firm ensuring that its products are produced safely and maintain the utmost quality.

Committed to operating and sourcing its seafood sustainably, Handy Seafood is a founding member of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Crab Council. As an NFI Crab Council leader, the company work closely with suppliers and processors abroad to establish and execute on Fisheries Improvement Plans (FIPs) to improve the sustainability of the fisheries. The Council works with members of the blue swimming crab industry to work collaboratively throughout the industry to develop and implement FIPs, while also instilling sustainable practices through education, policy, and advocacy. In addition to its work with NFI, Handy Seafood has also been instrumental in helping the Mangrove Conservation Center replace global habitat loss caused by shrimp farming.

     

    Sustainability Partnerships
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    Seafood Nutrition Partnership
    5
    Total Species
    15
    Total Sources

    Distribution Regions and Business Locations

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    700 East Main Street
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    United States
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • Mexico
    • USA - California
    • USA - Gulf of Mexico
    • USA - Mid Atlantic
    • USA - Midwest
    • USA - New England
    • USA - Pacific Northwest
    • USA - Rockies & Southwest
    • USA - South Atlantic
    • USA - Southeast
    15 Results: Viewing 1-15 Seafood Products
    Seafood Group Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating FIP Source

    Black Grouper

    Mycteroperca bonaci
    Mexico - Gulf of Mexico
    Set Longlines
    Seafood Watch: Avoid

    Black Grouper

    Mycteroperca bonaci
    Mexico (FIP)
    Longline
    Seafood Watch: Avoid
    FIP product

    Blue Crab

    Callinectes sapidus
    USA - Maryland
    Pot/Trap
    Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

    Blue Crab

    Callinectes sapidus
    Unassessed Origin
    Unassessed Fishing Methods
    Seafood Watch: Unrated

    Blue Swimming Crab

    Portunus pelagicus
    Thailand - Gulf of Thailand
    Pots
    Seafood Watch: Avoid

    Blue Swimming Crab

    Portunus pelagicus
    Indonesia - Java
    Gillnets and Entangling Nets
    Seafood Watch: Avoid

    Blue Swimming Crab

    Portunus pelagicus
    Indonesia (FIP)
    Pot/Trap
    Seafood Watch: Avoid
    FIP product

    Eastern Oysters

    Crassostrea virginica
    USA - Delaware
    Towed Dredges
    Seafood Watch: Best Choice

    Eastern Oysters

    Crassostrea virginica
    USA - Maryland
    Towed Dredges
    Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

    Eastern Oysters

    Crassostrea virginica
    USA - Virginia
    Towed Dredges
    Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

    Eastern Oysters

    Crassostrea virginica
    USA - Maryland
    Hand Implements
    Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

    Eastern Oysters

    Crassostrea virginica
    USA - Virginia
    Hand Implements
    Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

    Eastern Oysters

    Crassostrea virginica
    Unassessed Origin
    Unassessed Fishing Methods
    Seafood Watch: Unrated

    Red Grouper

    Epinephelus morio
    Mexico - Gulf of Mexico
    Set Longlines
    Seafood Watch: Avoid

    Red Grouper

    Epinephelus morio
    Mexico (FIP)
    Longline
    Seafood Watch: Avoid
    FIP product