Sustainable Seafood

Sysco Bahamas proudly carries the best quality seafood sourced from the waters of The Bahamas and around the world. Our primary brands are the Sea Best, Island Queen and Island Prince brands of seafood products, all produced by Beaver Street Fisheries and Tropic Seafood. It doesn’t get any fresher than our own backyard!

Worried about the quality of “farm-raised” seafood? You can rest assured that our Sea Best farm-raised seafood options are sourced from only the best certified, and inspected plants from around the globe. This means clean, standardized facilities that meet qualifications for first-world countries, and use sustainable, natural practices to give you the healthiest products possible.

Tempura Breaded Tilapia - high quality fish fillet in a crispy tempura batter. Offers great flavour and a long hold time - no more soggy fish fingers! Available as strips or tenders.
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SEAFOOD AT SYSCO BAHAMAS

Most non-Bahamian wild-caught seafood is by special order only – talk to your sales rep. Otherwise, we offer farm-raised choices in fish fillets, portions, sides, loins and H&G (heads and guts removed) whole varieties of the following fish species:

  • Norwegian Salmon (best quality), also available smoked
  • Chilean Atlantic Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Catfish
  • Pangasius (swai)
  • Redfish

Sea Best is our flagship brand of frozen seafood products distributed by Beaver Street Fisheries (BSF), and represents our promise and commitment to responsible sourcing and aquaculture practices. Currently, Sysco Bahamas stocks primarily foodservice products by Sea Best and BSF. If you are interested in the Retail products displayed on the Sea Best website, please talk to your sales rep or send a message here.

Beaver Street also provides us with the Island Queen and Island Prince brands of seafood, primarily produced at Tropic Seafood.

ABOUT BEAVER STREET FISHERIES

Beaver Street has also partnered with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to help develop and implement fishery and aquaculture improvement projects for both wild and farmed raised species. These improvement projects are designed to bring common stakeholders together to establish goals and collaboratively improve the environmental and social quality of the seafood production in a particular area using best practices.

Beaver Street Fisheries a diverse offering of quality frozen seafood products to the food service and retail industries.

Seafood items are sourced consciously and safely through all waters around the globe, wild caught or farmed, once and twice frozen. Offering over 2100 SKUs with buying power to purchase from certified plants, BSF’s motto is, “if it swims in an ocean, we sell it!”.

BEAVER STREET PRODUCTS AT SYSCO BAHAMAS

SEAFOOD PRODUCTS

RECIPE: Lionfish Tacos

The brightness of the crisp Red Cabbage Slaw really gives legs to the delicate flavour of the Lionfish in this delicious presentation. Tropical tastes of lime and cilantro combine to produce a dish worthy of your lunch table.

Lionfish fillets are small and tender, and can be prepared like any flaky white fish. Use them in your favourite recipes, or try a few of ours. Tropic Seafood buys and sells lionfish fillet, and many local restaurants are warming up to the idea of serving lionfish. The more customers request it, the more encouraged local businesses are to order and serve lionfish. And every lionfish on a plate is one less to destroy local sealife.

READ MORE“The Importance of Serving Lionfish”

The mighty Lionfish. The size of a grunt with the heart and appetite of a lion.
The mighty Lionfish. The size of a grunt with the heart and appetite of a lion.

Lionfish are caught in Bahamian and Caribbean waters at an ever-increasing rate. This beautiful predator is not native to this region but has proven to be an adaptable creature that is determined to survive. It can live in waters of differing temperatures, salinity and depths, and will eat practically any sealife that can fit in its mouth. Local conservationists and scientists are urgently trying to get Bahamians and visitors to appreciate how important it is to reduce Lionfish numbers, in order to protect native species. Lobster, snapper, grouper, conch and any other baby fish are eaten in huge numbers by lionfish, who also breed at least once per week.

DOWNLOAD PDF: Lionfish Tacos

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