“We are pleased with how quickly this transaction was finalized,” said Jim Morelli, Barnacle Seafood president and ceo. “The support of the banks and Key West Fresh financial team has been immensely helpful with the overall transition. We are confident that the combined company will translate into substantial growth for Key West Fresh. We are very excited to be the only major seafood distributor in South Florida that can deliver a consistent supply of the freshest and highest quality fish, lobster, stone crab, and shrimp sourced directly from the commercial boats in the Florida Keys.”
Key West Fresh and Fishbusterz are one of the largest primary suppliers of domestic wild-caught seafood in Florida. Key West Fresh owns and operates USDC approved, HACCP compliant, state-of-the-art facilities throughout the state. The company specializes in a wide variety of local seafood, including Florida spiny lobster, stone crab, Key West pink shrimp, snapper, grouper, swordfish, tile fish, mahi mahi, tuna, mackerel and king fish.