Lusamerica Foods

Lusamerica Foods

Distributor, Processor, Wholesaler
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.

 

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Seafood Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council Certified

  • MSC-C-51008

Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

  • ASC-C-00975
Sustainability Partnerships
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
99
Total Species
189
Total Sources

Distribution Regions and Business Locations

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4488 Alcoa Ave
Vernon, CA 90058
United States
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16480 Railroad Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
United States
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1124 54th Ave.
Fife, WA 98424
United States
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Vernon, CA 90058
United States
  • USA - California
  • USA - Pacific Northwest
  • USA - Rockies & Southwest
189 Results: Viewing 1-25 Seafood Products
Seafood Group Origin Harvest Method Sustainability Rating Certification

Almaco Jack

Seriola rivoliana
USA - Hawaii
Submersible Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

American Lobster

Homarus americanus
USA - Gulf of Maine
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

American Lobster

Homarus americanus
Canada - Atlantic
Pot/Trap
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Argentine Red Shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri
Argentina
Bottom Trawls (Industrial Fleet)
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Armed Nylon Shrimp

Heterocarpus ensifer
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Arrowtooth Flounder

Atheresthes stomias
USA - West Coast (MSC)
Otter Trawl
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Marine Stewardship Council Certified

Arrowtooth Flounder

Atheresthes stomias
USA - West Coast
Bottom Trawls
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
Canada - British Columbia
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
United Kingdom - Scotland - Orkney Isles
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
Norway
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
United Kingdom - Scotland - Shetland and Western Isles
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
United Kingdom - Scotland - Mainland
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
Chile
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Avoid

Atlantic Salmon

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

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar
Canada (ASC)
Open - Net Pen
Seafood Watch- Eco-Certification Recognized
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

Barramundi

Lates calcarifer
Vietnam
Marine Net Pen
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Barramundi

Lates calcarifer
Unassessed Origin
Unassessed Farming Methods
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Bay Scallops

Argopecten irradians
Worldwide
Off-Bottom Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Blackberry Crab

Homalaspis plana
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Bloodred Snapper

Lutjanus sanguineus
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Blue Crab

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

Blue Mussels

Mytilus edulis
Worldwide
Suspended Culture
Seafood Watch: Best Choice

Blue Shrimp

Litopenaeus stylirostris
Mexico - Sinaloa (North Central)
Suripera
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative

Blue-barred Parrotfish

Scarus ghobban
Worldwide
Wild-caught
Seafood Watch: Unrated

Bluenose

Hyperoglyphe antarctica
New Zealand
Bottom Longline
Seafood Watch: Good Alternative