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Beaver Street Fisheries Commitment To Bahamian Lobster Conservation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 4, 2016)

Over the past decade, Beaver Street Fisheries (BSF) has been working with Tropic Seafood Ltd. to lead in a major fishery improvement project (FIP) in the Bahamas. Tropic Seafood Ltd., BSF's sister company and lobster division, has been working collaboratively with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Bahamas Marine Exporters Association (BMEA), and the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) to address fishing practices and environmental impacts to help the lobster fishery thrive for generations to come.

"Protecting our local waters and the spiny lobster is not only important for our business now, but for the future of our ocean and industry," said Glenn Pritchard, president of Tropic Seafood Ltd. "Sustainable fishing practices have always been important to our company, but anytime we can go above and beyond to earn third-party environmental certifications for our work, we will pursue that opportunity."


In 2009, the WWF and The Nature Conservancy launched an examination of Bahamian lobster fisheries and determined an FIP was needed. Answering that call, Tropic Seafood Ltd., a founding member of the BMEA, has taken a proactive step by partnering with industry leaders to seek the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) certification. This certification is an environmental gold-standard for wild-caught fisheries and part of the FIP goal. The rigorous MSC certification will validate Tropic Seafood's efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability of marine environments for the Bahamian lobster fishery.



60-Year-Old Leader In Seafood and Food Industry Expands
with New Line, Introduces Grillman's™ Franks

Beaver Street Fisheries™ Features Line of Premium, All-Beef Franks

Grillmans logoJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (November 20, 2014)

Beaver Street Fisheries, a Florida-based wholesale and retail seafood and meat supplier with more than 60 years in the food-service industry, is proud to announce the launch of its line of all-beef franks, Grillman’s.

Featuring three top-quality franks that contain no fillers and no artificial preservatives, Grillman’s offers: 
•    All-beef franks
•    Black angus franks
•    All-natural black angus franks

“As experienced wholesale and retail food suppliers, and as consumers, we identified an opportunity to introduce a new, quality product in the category that meets the incredibly high standards that have been part of our core operations for decades,” said Mark Frisch, executive vice president of Beaver Street Fisheries. “After more than a year in the test kitchen developing the perfect recipes for our Grillman’s franks, we are thrilled to launch this new product line and continue expanding the food offerings from Beaver Street Fisheries.”

As the company continues the roll out of its products, Grillman’s premium franks are currently featured in all Meijer stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky; Stop & Shop stores in the New England and New York regions and all Giant Landover stores in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The company is also in discussions with additional retailers throughout the country who have shown interest in carrying the new product in stores.



Q&A with 2014 Best Place to Work: Beaver Street Fisheries

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 3, 2014) — Jacksonville Business Journal

Each year the Jacksonville Business Journal works with Quantum Workplace to recognize the best places to work on the First Coast.

How do you want your employees to describe your company?

We believe our employees would describe Sea Best as an extended family. We are all united behind our corporate mission, and share a special bond in that effort. The common purpose of Sea Best is to be the most trusted frozen seafood source. Every day our employees come to work knowing we are all supporting each other toward that goal. Our employees are loyal to the company and one another, and they know their direct contribution to the company’s success.

Beyond the corporate goals, we are also a family. Many of our employees have been with us for decades. They know each other’s life stories and are there to support one another through the ups and downs of life. We want our employees to feel that they aren’t just coming to a job, but to a place where they can have a little fun and be themselves, with a group of people who all care about each other.

What’s the best thing about working at your company?

One of the best parts about working at Sea Best is the diversity, and what we are all able to learn from each other as a result. Our employee base is made up of exceptional individuals from all over the globe, each bringing their own unique talents, skills and experiences to the workplace. We are able to learn from our colleagues – improving our work performance and our understanding of others. It is with a spirit of camaraderie and unity that we are one team, all focused on the same goals, regardless of where we come from.


Sea Best® adds first ever Beer Village to One Spark festivities

Exciting new Sea Best® destination gives One Spark attendees a new place to hang out

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (February 26, 2014) — Sea Best® announces its partnership with One Spark 2014, adding the first ever Beer Village presented by Sea Best® to the Jacksonville-based world’s crowdfunding festival. In 2013 the five-day One Spark festival and its participating creator projects took downtown by storm, bringing innovative ideas to Jacksonville in hopes of being awarded funding by the votes of the attendees. The 2014 festival, with exciting new destinations like the One Spark Beer Village is about to ignite the Jacksonville community once again, awarding $310,000 in crowdfunds and cash awards, up to $3.25 million in potential capital investments and direct contributions from more than 150,000 attendees and backers from around the globe. The festival runs this year from April 9th through April 13th.

The One Spark Beer Village presented by Sea Best® will be located on the corner of Adams and Main Streets and will offer One Spark attendees a cool place to hang out, enjoy specialty craft brews, fun Sea Best® eats, and great live entertainment. This tent village area will also feature a music stage for One Spark creators, serving up live music throughout the event.

“We are so excited to be taking part in such a dynamic event for the Jacksonville community,” said Bluzette Carline, marketing director for the Sea Best® brand. “When we got the chance to feature a One Spark music creator stage within our Beer Village we jumped at it. This is exactly the kind of destination that is helping to shape Jacksonville into the vibrant, cultural city that we know it is becoming, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a sponsor.”

Tickets for entrance to the One Spark Beer Village will be sold for $5.00 each or $20.00 for five (5) tickets, with ticket redemption going towards the purchase of brews or Sea Best® eats, which will include Butterfly Breaded Shrimp, Mesquite BBQ Shrimp and Breaded Clam Strips. Hours for the Sea Best® Beer Village Experience are: Wednesday, April 9 – Friday, April 11: 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday, April 12: 11:00am – 10:00pm; Sunday, April 13: 11:00am – 5:00pm.

About One Spark

One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival, is committed to fostering environments of creativity and innovation by showcasing artists, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world for five days every spring in downtown Jacksonville, Fla. Creators are provided a platform to connect their ideas with resources to make it happen. The festival is an interactive experience that allows attendees to support ideas and projects that inspire them and decide on the next big thing. One Spark 2014 has also been selected for A&E’s PROJECT STARTUP.

One Spark 2014 will be held April 9 -13, 2014.