In 1950, the Frisch family opened a small, retail fresh fish store on West Beaver Street in Jacksonville, Florida called Beaver Street Fisheries. Together with their mother, brothers Alfred and Hans Frisch worked around the clock to expand their business. With a single truck, they procured a variety of fish from both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts by night, delivering their product fresh to Jacksonville area hotels, restaurants and grocery stores by day.
Over six decades later, the family-owned business that began as a street-side shop with just a handful of help has grown into a company employing over 400 dedicated men and women. During our growth, the Frisch family also introduced the Sea Best brand, a name that speaks to our longtime commitment of putting the highest quality seafood on America’s tables for the best price.
While our business grew rapidly to become one of the top seafood suppliers in the United States, the priorities, practices, and love for the resources that fuel our business have not changed. We still scour the coasts for the finest seafood available, only now the coasts are those of over fifty countries worldwide. We still foster the deepest respect for our waters and continue to employ the highest level of sustainability practices daily. And of course, we've relocated from the small retail store that gave us our start to a much more modern USDA-inspected facility that houses just a few more people.
Sea Best has consistently invested in ourselves, building upon decades of experience in the seafood industry. This success, which has carried our family business from 1950 through to the present day, is unquestionably attributable to an impeccable reputation for quality, an unwavering commitment to service and the disciplined exercise of a single principle: "Treat the customer as you would a friend, and all else will follow."
So while much has changed, the vision and commitment of Sea Best has remained the same. At Sea Best, our family still loves bringing you an incredible variety of seafood.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
We’ve always had a great respect for the resources that fuel our industry. Because growing up, our family, our hearts and our homes have never been far from the sea that supported our family business. This isn’t just where we work; it’s where we live. It’s where our children live. And it’s all we know. That’s why, from the beginning, we’ve made sustainability central to our operations. Simply put, Sea Best believes mankind has an inherent responsibility to act as a steward of the environment, to maintain and cultivate its natural resources, and to live a harmonious existence with nature. Our practices ensure a thriving natural environment for generations to come: we utilize organically grown agriculture and aquaculture products and employ the selective and sustainable harvest of wild caught seafood stocks.
We are at the dawn of a new era. An era where an ever-growing number of consumers are signaling their desires for pure, natural, sustainable seafood from companies that are constantly maintaining and restoring the environment. Sea Best isn’t just listening. We’ve been committed to doing this for years.
The proof is on our product packaging. Sea Best undergoes voluntary certification for "Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)" with the Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC). The BAP standards currently address environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability in a voluntary certification program. In fact, you’ll notice the ACC certification and blue BAP logo on many Sea Best products.
Many of our products are also certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. The MSC is a global organization and the world's leading certification and eco-labeling program that recognizes and rewards those who practice sustainable fishing methods. MSC works with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists and conservations groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood – which, of course, Sea Best proudly supports.
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