At Pescavore, we are about the ocean and the balance between its health, yours, and the livelihoods of those that depend on it.
We launched Pescavore to focus on product innovation with exclusively sustainable, wild-caught seafood, making delicious snacks with clean, lean, marine protein. Pescavore tuna jerky strips are the first of their kind and the product of years of vision and hard work to bring the great taste and nutrition of fish to you in a convenient snack.
California was once one of the world's largest seafood producers supporting a thriving economy around the tuna and sardine fisheries from San Diego to Monterey, with canneries supplying the US market with healthy, domestic fish protein. San Pedro and San Diego were the historic tuna hubs, with the first cannery opening in the early 1900's and the home of the world's largest production by the 1950's. However, by the 1970's, reduced labor costs and limited regulations by foreign packers made imports cheaper. Amidst pressure to cut costs, the last cannery shut down in 1984. Product quality has since degraded. Over 30 years later not much has changed and the issues with global seafood trade seem to be worsening. Most tuna in the US is imported making it susceptible to quality and food safety issues, poor traceability, fraud, sustainability and human rights concerns. More recently consumer trust has been impacted by price fixing and underfilling by the major brands.
Consumers, regulators, and industry are only beginning to understand the very real upstream & downstream consequences of globalizing seafood trade.
While there are many complexities facing the food and agriculture industry, it is increasingly clear that harvesting, processing and consuming food close to the source can solve many problems of food security, environmental and social impacts on communities that own these resources.