Carlsbad Aquafarm is Southern California’s only oyster farm. Our business model and our brand are based on responsibly growing oysters with a commitment to coastal conservation.
Shellfish aquaculture in the City of Carlsbad‘s Agua Hedionda Lagoon began as a California Sea Grant research project by San Diego State University in the 1960’s. Their research determined which shellfish species were best suited to grow in the lagoon, which, at the time had been reconnected with the Pacific Ocean. Their research concluded the lagoon was ideal for growing shellfish and that the lagoon’s long-term health would benefit from the biofiltration eco-services provided by millions of shellfish. Soon thereafter the scientists joined forces with shellfish farmers to establish the Carlsbad Aquafarm and start growing shellfish.
Welcome to the windswept countryside, spectacular glacial lakes, dramatic mountain ranges and clean, clear waters of Patagonia. It’s here that we raise our salmon with an ever-conscious eye towards their health and a commitment to protect the precious ecosystems surrounding our farms.
Capera Island Farm – Verlasso salmon flourish in these pristine surroundings, seemingly untouched by industry. The deep waters of our farms — 60 to 80 meters — provide natural filtration while the strong currents and abundant supply of fresh water help keep the water clean and our salmon active, strong and healthy.
For over 30 years, Tsar Nicoulai Caviar has sustainably cultivated world-renowned caviar from 100% American White Sturgeon. Our artisanal caviar is natural, fresh, additive free and enjoys a loyal following of fine food enthusiasts who prefer the simple goodness of a quality product.
Our artisanal hand-crafted white sturgeon caviar is carefully produced and selected without the use of antibiotics, growth hormones, gmos or synthetic preservatives. The attention and devotion of small producers like us who believe in the sustainable stewardship of our farms is essential for great caviar. Our vision is to craft small-batch premium caviar of the highest quality and integrity for your enjoyment. This vision roots in a philosophy of farm to table, an equal consideration of life, land, and home. Since our beginnings in San Francisco many years ago, we continue to be a pioneer of sustainable, delicious caviar.
Sustainable is a word that, as of late, has been misused to suit the needs of some just trying to increase profits. TwoXSea was founded on honesty, transparency, and the following six sustainability criteria:
TwoXSea is working towards a better, renewable future that ensures seafood for generations to come. We welcome your questions, insights and opinions – we can’t do this alone!
Little Cranberry Lobster is a product of the Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-Op. Through generations of experience we have learned to fish in balance with the sea. We take our stewardship of the ocean seriously. We have participated in establishing trap limits, size limits and most importantly, protecting egg-bearing females. These measures ensure a harvest for generations to come. Today, every lobster we catch is MSC certified, sustainable and traceable. We are proud custodians of a great tradition providing a fresh product, caught right and delivered to you.
Earlier this year, the Cranberry Isles Fisherman’s Co-Op voted unanimously to install solar panels to provide power to our business. By going solar we will be able to produce 110% of our needs, which will reduce our carbon footprint by 22,073 pounds of CO2 per year.
The Hama Hama Farm is a watershed, our schedules are set by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon. On the beach, we harvest at low tide and bring product to shore at high tide. Above the tideline we produce and nurse oyster seed, wash oysters and clams to sell, and shuck oyster clusters. We don’t feed, fertilize, or doctor anything, and the animals actively clean their environment as they grow. Our farm is an ecosystem, and from forest to flats, from salt water to fresh, from low tide to high, it’s always in transition.
Our shared mission is to manage our resources for current and future generations. Nearly 30 people work for Hama Hama, many of them for several decades or longer. We’re united by kinship, history, work, and place… and by the love of these darned good oysters. Check out the videos below to learn more about us, our farm, and this place we call home.
Royal Hawaiian Seafood was the first seafood processor of its kind to partner with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. Our goal for sustainability is to leave the ocean a healthier and more abundant environment for the next generation. We do this by participating in community based environmental programs, supporting Fishery Improvement Projects and carefully tracing each item to its source to ensure that it is truly cared for in a way that respects the product and the environment it was raised in.