Our Process

Sustainability Statement 

Sustainable seafood can be defined as seafood raised, caught, or harvested in a manner that protects the species and its environment for the future. The core values of sustainability regarding seafood are based on responsible management of all our waterways. The three components of sustainability are Social Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Traceability.

Environmental Stewardship

Catanese Classic Seafood supports fisheries that demonstrate responsible stewardship of their representative species. We support aquaculture suppliers and wild species fishermen that engage in environmentally sound practices regarding their farming and fishing methods.


We place high importance on knowing that the seafood we source is documented and that our suppliers are accountable for providing us with products caught or farmed with proper environmental responsibility.

Social Responsibility

Our goal is to provide our customers with products we are proud to represent. We also have the responsibility to provide our workers safe conditions and a healthy environment in which to work. In turn, we support fisheries that reflect the same ideals. It is a piece to the sustainability picture to know the fishermen and seafood processors are treated as fairly as possible. We believe it is important to educate and inform our customers of responsible fisheries as well as those that are mismanaged.

Seafood sustainability is an ever-evolving journey, and our ultimate goal is that all fisheries worldwide become sustainable. Though seafood sustainability is somewhat a matter of common sense, our vision is proper management of our waterways that will provide wonderful seafood products for all future generations.

Industry Partner/Certifications

We have built strong long-term and new relationships with the world’s premium sources that share our passion for fine fish and shellfish. Every fish has a story and hardworking individuals are at the core of those stories.

Community Involvement

The Catanese family has spent much of their life actively involved in the industry; however, we believe as a company that our responsibility goes beyond selling seafood, meats, and specialties.  It is our goal to be a positive influence in the community and worldwide by charitable commitment and involvement. The family’s gratitude of the industry’s support is expressed through numerous charitable activities, both big and small!

Some organizations include:

North East Ohio Fallen Heroes

Honduran Children’s Rescue

Ride for the Kids- Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

The Foundry

Food Safety and Health Section

Put seafood on ice or in the refrigerator or freezer soon after buying it. If seafood will be used within 2 days after purchase, store it in the refrigerator. Otherwise, wrap it tightly in plastic, foil, or moisture-proof paper and store it in the freezer. Separate for Safety.

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