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BAP Founding Supporters

The BAP’s early progress was accomplished by the largely volunteer efforts of the program staff, board of directors, and associated supporters. Additional funds were needed to support the development costs associated with further program expansion. To raise these funds, BAP launched a Founding Supporter program offered to visionary industry leaders.

Each of the following aquaculture and seafood companies generously helped sponsor the expansion of the BAP.


 H & N Foods International

Los Angeles, CA, USA

As an importer, wholesaler, distributor and processor, H&N Foods actively seeks out new sources for fine seafood products and remains dedicated to providing all of its customers with extensive selections, professional service and premium quality seafood.


 Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods

El Segundo, California, USA | +1-310-469-7030
Lake Success, New York, USA | +1-516-740-4100

Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods, part of the vertically integrated Thai Union Group, strives to continuously strengthen its global supply of high-quality, responsibly produced seafood through the care of on-site quality control technicians. Excellence at every level, every day is its goal.


 hebH.E. Butt Grocery Co.

San Antonio, Texas, USA | 210-938-8357
H-E-B’s commitment to excellence has made it one of the largest independently owned U.S. food retailers. Yet it remains committed to exceptional customer service, low prices and friendly shopping.


 redchamRed Chamber Co.

Vernon, California, USA | +1-323-234-9000
Headquartered in southern California, Red Chamber Co. has been in the seafood business since 1973. Its innovative variety of products has made it a leader in the seafood industry.


 red-lobster-seafood-restaurantsRed Lobster Seafood Co.

Orlando, Florida, USA | +1-407-734-9000
Red Lobster is an iconic seafood restaurant, focused on responsibly sourced, freshly prepared seafood. The company has more than 700 restaurants 58,000 employees and in the United States and Canada, and a growing international footprint.


EasternFishCoEastern Fish Co.

Teaneck, New Jersey, USA | +1-800-526-9066
Eastern Fish is a customer need-
driven company that supplies on-time deliveries of shrimp around the globe. It offers both high-quality Sail Brand products and the ability to provide clients with customized private labels.


 pscPacific Supreme Co.

Gardena, California, USA | +1-310-323-8458
Pacific Supreme provides “premium
seafood customized to meet your needs.” Worldwide sourcing guarantees food service and retail customers the best seafood all the time.


 sea-pakSeaPak Shrimp Co.

St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA | +1-912-638-5000
SeaPak Shrimp Co. is the no. 1 retail brand within the frozen specialty seafood category. For over 50 years, it has provided the highest-quality, best-tasting shrimp for its retail and food service customers.


 logo_dardenDarden Restaurants

Orlando, Florida, USA | +1-407-245-4000
Darden Restaurants is the world’s largest casual dining restaurant company. It owns and operates 1,500 Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze. Seasons 52, Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House restaurants worldwide.


 high-linerHigh Liner Foods USA Inc.

Danvers, Massachusetts, USA | +1-978-777-2660, +1-800-374-4770
High Liner Foods/Fishery Products International is the leading supplier of seafood to the North American foodservice, retail and warehouse club markets. Its R&D, culinary talent and consumer insights bring innovative seafood solutions to market.


 seajoySeajoy

Guayaquil, Ecuador / Choluteca, Honduras
Seajoy is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified aquaculture group committed to providing premium-quality, farm-raised shrimp and fish on a year-round basis.


Expack Seafood

Woodbridge, NJ, USA

Expack Seafood is a frozen seafood importer, established in 1987. Part of the H & N Foods group of San Francisco, California, they have rapidly become one of the leaders in the North American Seafood market.


UYP_69cBMazetta Company

Highland Park, IL, USA

Mazetta Company is a family owned seafood business led by founder Tom Mazzetta, his wife Cindy and sons Jordan and Zachary. The family’s commitment is to bring its customers the finest seafood from around the world.


Empress International

Lake Success, NY, USA

Empress International is a leading seafood marketer with over 50 years of experience. More than a shrimp company, Empress provides a total seafood solution.


new_logoTampa Bay Fisheries

Tampa, FL, USA

Tampa Bay Fisheries specializes in quality private label seafood. They have two domestic production facilities in the Tampa area and is one of the largest private label breaded seafood companies in the United States.


LogoandTagline_4c2Aqua Star

Seattle, WA, USA

Aqua Star is a privately owned seafood company, founded in 1990 by seafood industry experts who still manage the business today. They are one of the leading suppliers of frozen seafood in North America and one of the largest retail frozen seafood brands.


1401921810756OFI Markesa International

Vernon, CA, USA

OFI Markesa International is a leader in marketing seafood from around the world. Part of the Red Chamber Group, their combined experience in seafood procurement and sales help develop programs that deliver quality and value to the end user.


Rubicon Resources

Los Angeles, California, USA | +1-310-887-3883
Rubicon Resources is headquarters for the vertically integrated Rubicon Group of food companies dedicated to supplying premium food products for the U.S. market. It is a leading importer and distributor in North America.


 scientific_associatesScientific Associates, LLC

Indiantown, Florida, USA | +1-772-597-1101
Scientific Associates, LLC produces premium farmed domestic shrimp for both the bait and live food markets. Its brands, PROformance Shrimp and PureShrimp, are eco-friendly, sustainable and chemical free.