Operations

In 1918, it took a week for salmon and halibut to make the journey from Seattle to Denver by train. Today, we’ve perfected the art of bringing fish from both coasts and around the world to the Rockies. It’s all made possible by a well-coordinated team of nearly 100 employees who work around the clock, seven days a week, in our state-of-the-art Denver facility. 

Distribution  Facility

  • Located at 6211 East 42nd Avenue, Denver, Colorado, our 65,000-square-foot facility uses a powerful refrigeration system and state-of-the-art controls to maintain the proper temperature in all fish-handling areas in an efficient manner.
  • In addition to using traditional sanitizers to kill bacteria, Seattle Fish uses ozonated water, which is 52 percent more effective than chlorine and kills bacteria 3,100 times faster.

Volume

  • Each year, we receive and process more than 6.5 million pounds of fish.
  • Shipments come from the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the U.S., and from countries as far away as New Zealand, Norway and Chile. In addition, we continuously help support the local economy by searching for sources of locally caught freshwater fish, as well as farm-raised fish from as close as Alamosa, Colorado.
  • Our 20 trucks deliver seafood to more than 650 customers throughout the Rocky Mountain region, including grocers, like Whole Foods and King Soopers/City Market; restaurants, such as Red Lobster, Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s and Panzano; and markets, such as Marczyk’s Fine Foods.
  • Our product distribution is divided nearly evenly, with 50 percent going to supermarkets and 50 percent going to restaurants and other food-service operations.

Environmental Practices

  • Committed to reducing our environmental footprint, we recently replaced our lighting with new electronic ballast T-5 and T-8 fluorescent lights. This project reduced the company’s carbon dioxide use by 338,910 pounds annually, which is equivalent to planting 39 acres of trees or saving 19,256 gallons of gasoline each year.
  • Seattle Fish Company uses non-waxed recyclable boxes.
  • As an industry leader in our region, we support industry standards for sustainable fishing and encourage consumer awareness of endangered species.

Industry Organizations

  • National Fisheries Institute, member for more than 13 years.
  • Global Aquaculture Alliance, sustaining member
  • Seafood Choices Alliance, member
  • Ocean Trust, member, seafood supporter
  • Marine Stewardship Council

Chef Organizations

  • Colorado Restaurant Association, member for more than 13 years
  • Government Affairs Committee member
  • American Culinary Federation – Chefs Association member
  • Chef's Collaborative Member