|Founder||Matt Owens, Clarice Owens, Pescavore|
|Headquarters||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Press Contact||Matthew Owens|
Pescavore is a 1.5 oz single serving of wild tuna or salmon sourced from sustainable seafood. It is a first of its kind innovation and a better for you alternative in the $2.8b US market for meat snacks. At Pescavore, they start with the highest quality, responsibly caught seafood to make their handcrafted jerky. They use premium marinades and whole cuts, then apply the age-old tradition of natural wood smoking. Their small batch process maintains flavor, texture, protein, and nutrients, with less residual salt and sugar than traditional jerky. Packaged in a convenient, single serving size with no refrigeration required until after opening, Pescavore is the perfect healthy and delicious snack for those on-the-go.
Healthy Oceans Seafood Company, the owner of the brand, uses emergent and proprietary technologies to produce tasty, convenient, resource smart seafood products that consumers can trust. Because they exclusively source from US waters, and process in the USA, customers can be assured that the seafood purchased through Healthy Oceans was caught and produced legally and sustainably. With every pack traceable to the fisher and fishery, they strive to help hard-working American fishermen, communities, and consumers thrive.
The idea for a locally caught and produced seafood product was borne from a work, surf, dive and fishing trip through Micronesia. At the RRE hotel perched on the edge of Majuro atoll in the Marshall Islands, the couple was first introduced to a delightful, artisan produced food tradition. Local fishing families dried thin sticks of Marlin and delicately seasoned them with ginger and spices to produce a fish snack with a perfect touch of wild and gamey flavor. After practically living on these fish treats, Matt and Clarice returned home keen to recreate this simple delicacy for themselves and maybe others too.
Over the next few years, the couple worked to create a minimally processed, sustainable and delicious snackable seafood based from the slow food traditions of brining, drying and smoking fish. The couple visited indigenous fish smoke houses in the Makah and Quileute territories, hung out with Alaskan and Pacific Northwest fihsers and processors and ultimately innovated unique methods to bring this first of its kind product to market.
Pescavore and Healthy Oceans are more than just a consumer packaged goods company. The company is a vertically integrated producer that works tirelessly to ensure that our coastal communities benefit from active, working waterfronts and local, sustainable seafood for years to come.
Pescavore is featured as the Best New Savory or Salty Snack: Healthy Oceans Seafood Company Pescavore Ahi Tuna Jerky Strips.
Pescavore taste test.
This year's batch includes 25 brands known well in the natural foods arena but not necessarily on the mainstream stage. Some of the products include Pescavore ahi tuna jerky strips; Quinn gluten-free pretzels; Outstanding Foods PigOut pigless pork rinds; Koia plant-based, vegan protein shakes; and Pop Zero algae oil popcorn.