Key to Our Success is Our Sourcing and Purchasing

Sourcing over 40 million pounds of fresh and frozen seafood a year isn’t easy, but we’ve been perfecting it since 1939.

Santa Monica Seafood believes the sourcing and purchasing of our products are critical keys to our success in offering the freshest and most eco-friendly seafood available.

We’re constantly looking for, and testing, new suppliers on a world-wide basis. We meet most of our suppliers and visit many of their plants to assess the quality and safety of their operations and products.

Our Responsible Sourcing/Vendor Partnership Program (RSVP) takes our commitment to the industry to the next level. Designed to support projects that we believe will lead to a more sustainable future, our RSVP program funds a variety of projects.

We work closely with our colleagues at FishWise to vet and select RSVP funding recipients.  FishWise promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems by providing innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry. They support sustainability through environmentally responsible business practices and help us stay connected with the projects we fund.  To learn more about FishWise, visit their website.

Learn about RSVP 

In addition to our work with the RSVP Program, Santa Monica Seafood is a founding member of Sea Pact; an alliance formed between nine of the leading, like-minded Seafood Distributors in North America. This unprecedented alliance is a first of its kind in the seafood industry.  To learn more about the work Sea Pact is doing, visit their website: