Company Fact Sheet
The Proof Is in the Taste
Honolulu Fish Company prides itself on being one of the top sashimi producers in the world. offering 14 species of sashimi-grade fish from Hawaiian and Pacific waters. True sashimi can be enjoyed raw without any seasonings. Just as there is an art to cooking and preparing meals, there is also an art to hand-selecting and producing sashimi. At Honolulu Fish Company, we believe in our art and our product.
From Boat to Doorstep in Less Than a Day
Located just minutes from the docks, Honolulu Fish Company purchases, packages and prepares its product to arrive within 18-48 hours. "There's fresh fish, and then there's fish from Honolulu Fish Company," says founder Wayne Samiere. Thanks to a partnership agreement with Fedex, the Company makes twice-daily shipments from its factory and can have an order processed and shipped to a kitchen in New York City in as little as 18 hours. As a result, it is Fedex's largest customer in the State of Hawaii.
Preparation and Packaging
After the fish are selected, they are loaded into an ice-filled truck and delivered to Honolulu Fish Company. From there, a state-of-the-art ozone wash process is used to clean the fish. The fish are then filleted and cut to the clients' specifications and vacuum-sealed using the Company's award-winning packaging system. Designed to keep the products cold, even under the most extreme conditions, the outside of the package has a metallic liner that reflects 98% of the heat, while the inside contains two layers of protection: a Styrofoam liner and a unique bag filled with argon gas. Assembled by experienced technicians, the Company offers a 100% guarantee that its product will stay 40 degrees or less for 48 hours. In order to keep its product as fresh as possible, a ratio of one pound of ice for ever two pounds of product is used. To ensure that excess moisture doesn't affect the fish, specially-developed absorption pads are packed with the product.
Hook, Line and No Nets
Honolulu Fish Company combines innovative and modern technologies with the time-tested fundamentals of the Japanese fishing heritage to provide a product that is ready to meet the fast-paced requests of chefs all over the world. The fish sold are caught the old fashioned way, with lines and hooks. The Company, which specializes in midwater species, does not support net fishing. Instead, it purchases fish that have been caught using 45- and 95-foot lines with hooks, which is more selective ad less dangerous than net fishing.
Hawaiian Wild Caught Fish
Honolulu Fish Company prides itself on providing Hawaiian wild caught fish to its clients. More than 90% of all Ahi in the United States market is imported from other countries with lower standards. HFC clients know they can count on the Honolulu Fish Company to provide fish that was caught in American waters and that they adhere to the strictest regulations.