TEQUESTA BAY™ FOODS
PURVEYORS OF FINE SEAFOODS
PROUD OF OUR HERITAGE
SERVICING THE SEAFOOD INDUSTRY FOR OVER 30 YEARS
PREMIUM SEAFOOD PRODUCTS
UNSURPASSED DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE
ABOUT TEQUESTA BAY™
Tequesta Bay™ Foods was founded by seafood industry leaders, alongside a management team with over thirty years of experience. We are one of the largest global distributors of premium seafood with a commitment to exceptional service that has ensured ongoing partnerships and long standing relationships with our clients for decades. We are proud of our heritage in the seafood industry and passionate about the quality, service and innovation we offer our clients.
A NAME EMBEDDED IN HISTORY
The name Tequesta (te-KES-ta) derives from the Native American tribe that settled near Biscayne Bay in the present-day Miami area in the 16th century. They were known to be great fishermen with most of their food supply coming from the sea.
PURVEYORS OF FINE SEAFOOD
At Tequesta Bay™ Foods we procure our seafood globally. Our vast years of experience in the seafood industry, coupled with our knowledge of production patterns and cycles for a variety of seafood species, enables us to provide our customers with stability and competitve pricing.
Tequesta Bay, one of the largest importers of seafood in North America, is committed to working alongside our suppliers to improve sustainability in our seafood supply chain.
Tequesta Bay promotes the sustainability of the ecosystems and communities which supply our products. We conduct our business in a way which supports healthy fisheries over the long term, and which enhances the lives of the families who harvest, process and provide our products. We do this by partnering with our suppliers, customers and nonprofit organizations to improve the health of our environmental and communities.
At Tequesta Bay, we partner with suppliers, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to address environmental and social issues, because real solutions require the sustained effort of many people working together.
FISHERY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (FIP)
We support the following Fishery Improvement Projects
FIP FOR LOBSTER FISHERY IN BRAZIL
Tequesta Bay™is partnering with Brazilian suppliers and CeDePesca to develop improved management practices for the lobster fishery in Brazil. This is a major undertaking to ensure the sustainability of this fishery and the fishing community in Brazil for years to come.
SOUTH FLORIDA NATIONAL PARKS TRUST
Tequesta Bay™is an official partner of the South Florida National Parks Trust, a nonprofit organization which provides support to the four units of the U.S. National Park System located in South Florida.
“Tequesta Bay Foods has been a very active partner and funder of the Brazil Lobster Fishery Improvement Project. Thanks to their important support, we have been able to strengthen our efforts in order to move this FIP forward in Brazil.”
CHAIRMAN OF CEDEPESCA