Trade, Export and
We are a seafood wholesaler and exporter specializing in domestic and international sales of live, fresh, and frozen seafood products. We are the trusted intermediary between seafood producers, exporters, importers and distributors. We are experts in managing the details of sourcing, compliance, and shipping. Smokey Bay’s success comes from over 20 years of experience and development of supplier and logistics networks. We work closely with suppliers to ensure customers are happy with the quality of the products we source and their timely delivery. Smokey Bay offers a wide variety of products from its supplier network including live Dungeness crab, live Manila clams, live sea urchin, Atlantic salmon, Albacore tuna, whelk and much more.
Smokey Bay – Trade and Export
Headquartered in Vancouver BC, on the Pacific Coast, we export quality seafood products to customers worldwide.
We focus on the needs of our customers in terms of timely, efficient delivery, product quality and sustainability. We are experts in navigating the complex food safety standards for wholesalers, food service and retail distributors in North America, Asia, and Europe.
The seafood industry is subject to constant changes due to environmental factors, logistics and supply chain complications, labor and supply issues, wildly fluctuating product demand, pricing, and many other uncontrollable challenges. With our depth of experience and supplier/vendor network we have been adapting and growing despite those challenges for over 20 years. Please let us earn your trust and help you solve your seafood supply and sales needs.
Reach out and speak with us about any of your seafood supply needs. We would love to discuss options for tapping into our diverse mix of exclusively delicious seafood products backed by just-in-time logistics and sustainable practices.
We are growing! Reach out and become part of our growing network of seafood producers. If you are a seafood producer looking to access overseas markets, please contact us to discuss options.
The blue culture blog
In the seafood industry, tendering is carrying the catch from where it is caught to a processing facility. This way the fishermen can stay on the fishing grounds and keep catching. I work on a salmon tender in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA.
Gordy McLellan Jr. can talk oysters all day.
He’s been working on his family’s shellfish farm, Mac’s Oysters, since he was twelve years old. Now he’s a third-generation shellfish farmer, working beaches and deep water lines off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Fish has a cultural relevance in many different cultural celebrations around the world. In China, eating fish during the Lunar New Year is an important specialty. The Lunar New Year occurs on the first day of the Lunar calendar and the next new year will occur on February 12th, 2021. Eating fish is considered good luck since the Chinese word for “fish” (鱼 Yú /yoo) sounds like the word for “extra” (余 Yú /yoo). It is good fortune to have extra at the end of the year as this means you are taking this surplus into the following year. It is also thought that consuming fish will allow you to have “extra” prospects such as wealth, health, love and family, in the next year.