Beaver Street Fisheries

BSF History


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.

Since then, Beaver Street Fisheries has been continually evolving, improving and building upon decades of experience in the seafood industry. Sixty years later, the family-owned business that began with just a handful of employees has grown into a company with over 400 dedicated men and women and the small street-side shop has been replaced with a much larger, more modern USDA-inspected facility that covers two city blocks.

Today, Beaver Street Fisheries is a leader in the seafood industry and through our cooperative efforts with our sister companies,  Bahamas Food Service and Tropic Seafood, we are able to offer one of the largest seafood selections in the United States. Tropic Seafood is the largest lobster tail and seafood processor in the Bahamas and processes and packages Island Queen and Island Prince brand lobster tails, conch and other seafood products for global markets at its state-of-the-art Nassau Bahamas plant.