Tastefully Defining Excellence
Over six decades ago Beaver Street Fisheries (BSF) started doing business with one thing in mind - becoming a leader through excellence in the seafood industry. Starting out as a small retail store on West Beaver Street in Jacksonville, Florida, the Frisch family set out on a business venture that has truly stood the test of time.
What began as a small immigrant family operation delivering fresh fish from the Gulf and Atlantic coasts to restaurants and grocery chains, has evolved into one of the largest frozen seafood importers/manufacturers in North America that today employs over 450 dedicated employees.
Occupying over 2,500,000 cubic feet of refrigerated area as well as an expansive on-site CLASS 1 USDC Inspected manufacturing floor, BSF has capabilities that set it in a class all on its own.
Today BSF imports from and exports to dozens of countries offering over 2,000 SKU’s of frozen seafood to the food service and retail industries. Approximately 70 truckloads of frozen seafood (320,000 cases) ship out of the facility weekly – an average of 3.8 million pounds per week.
Core items such as tilapia, mahi, pangasius, salmon, tuna, grouper, and snapper occupy three on-site freezers, including one freezer dedicated to lobster tails. The Bahamian lobster tail is one of the many sought out items on the company’s products listing, and accounts for much of BSF’s international business.
BSF is positioned to meet the current demand of this great tasting Caribbean specialty with cooperative efforts of its sister company, Tropic Seafood in Nassau, Bahamas. Being vertically integrated, together BSF and Tropic have developed optimal production and buying capabilities to supply inventory of over 2 million lbs. per season.
Tropic Seafood began business in Nassau in the early 1970’s, and is the largest lobster tail and seafood processor in the Bahamas. Tropic produces premium lobster tails, whole lobsters, as well as many other premium seafood products native to the Caribbean. The state-of-the-art production facility is AA Rated BRC Certified, in final stages of MSC Certification, and is proving to be a leader by setting an example of best practices and new innovative ways to do business.
Together, Beaver Street Fisheries and Tropic Seafood bring excellence in quality of products and services to the industry. With In-house sales, administrative and order-level support, culinary innovation, and regionally focused account experts the experience of doing business is nothing but tasteful.