SEATTLE FISH WEB HEADER

SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD COMPLETES NEW MEXICO BASED ACQUISITION

Rancho Dominguez, CA, April 1, 2018 – Roger O’Brien, President and CEO of Santa Monica Seafood, announced the Company has completed its acquisition of certain assets and the assumption of certain liabilities of Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico, Inc. (“SFNM”).

Roger O’Brien said, “This was a fairly quick transaction from start to finish with no bumps in the road along with way.  This is a tribute to the well run operations and good quality people Craig Risk pulled together at Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico over the years.”

Santa Monica Seafood has hired all existing SFNM personnel, has retained all of SFNM’s facilities, has retained the existing operational name, and will run the operations as a separate, stand-alone division of Santa Monica Seafood.  Darrin Amador will be in charge of this division and Santa Monica Seafood intends to use its customer and supplier relationships to help strengthen and grow this division.

ABOUT SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD – Santa Monica Seafood, as a family-owned and operated company for the past 79 years, is the largest specialty wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood in the Southwestern U.S. with its 120,000 square foot corporate offices and main processing facility located in Rancho Dominguez, California, along with additional satellite distribution and/or processing locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, New Mexico and Texas.  Santa Monica Seafood also owns and operates two retail stores and cafes – in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa, CA – which specialize in seafood and seafood related products.  Santa Monica Seafood was the first and still the only seafood company in the United States to achieve the internationally recognized FSSC 22000 certification for food safety management systems and ISO 14001 certification for environmental management programs, as well as BAP certification for its Rancho Dominguez facility for repacking salmon, shrimp and tilapia products.