California has a long history as a tremendous source of anchovies, squid, sardines and mackerel, so-called wetfish.
Read about the History of the California Wetfish Industry
Tri Marine's wetfish processing plant in the port of Los Angeles is the only wetfish processing and freezing facility that is located on the water in Southern California.
Sardines, squid and mackerel are unloaded and pumped directly into the plant from the boats. From the packing tables the fish is placed into the blast freezer cells so it can be quickly frozen to maximize freshness and quality. The result is the absolute best quality product.
Product is available in bulks packs for industry and in retail packages for wholesalers.
The availability of economical refrigerated container service from Tri Marine helps to make California sardines competitive especially in Pacific Rim markets.
Tri Marine squid is processed by direct freezing without "soaking and bleaching". Value-added processors prefer this fresher product as it yields a whiter finished product and better yield than bleached product.
Tri Marine mackerel is frozen for the export market, primarily Philippines, Korea and Spain. Most goes to processors for further canning or other value-added processing.