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3001 SE Gran Park Way
Stuart, FL 34997
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New England Wholesale Fish & Lobster

Our Difference

Thank you for your interest in learning more about New England Wholesale Fish & Lobster. Your business matters to us! We are the largest family owned seafood supplier in Florida. With a family owned business, you can expect our personal service and attention to detail to separate us from our competition. We are equally proud to serve single restaurants, hotels, large-chain restaurants, country clubs, yachts, food trucks and more. Give our sales office a call to find out more about us, and you will be pleasantly surprised to reach a qualified seafood sales professional waiting to answer your call!
New England Wholesale Fish & Lobster

Our Business Model

Do you feel like you are a small fish in a very large ocean when it comes to dealing with seafood suppliers? By partnering with New England Wholesale Fish & Lobster, you are choosing to work with a well-established company with over 40 years in business. Our team of industry professionals are dedicated to providing you the best wholesale seafood delivery experience available. We invite you to visit us in Stuart, Florida, and tour our facility. On the tour, you can expect to see an impressive amount of refrigerated space for processing and for holding fresh and frozen products, a 30,000-pound-capacity live lobster pound, fully integrated and monitored sanitation system and a team with HACCP certified employees led by a coordinator to provide superior products in the safest environment possible.
New England Wholesale Fish & Lobster

Meet Our Leadership

Meet our team of local wholesale seafood delivery experts. We deliver fresh & frozen seafood products direct to your door.

John Mellaci

Owner/Seafood Procurement Specialist

John opened the doors to New England Fish, a small retail market located on the Indian River, over 30 years ago in Jensen Beach, FL. Over the years, John grew his business from a small retail market on the river, into two very successful restaurants and retail markets, as well as a wholesale seafood distributor of fresh seafood and Live Maine Lobster.


Chris Lick

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Lick joined New England Fish in 2010 after working as General Manager / COO in the private Country Club sector. During his 15 year tenure as Club Manager, Chris utilized New England Fish as his seafood source. Chris’s job duties include overall management of all departments. His main focus is to ensure maximum customer service, while anticipating the needs of our customers.


Rick Locke

Lobster Pound Manager

Rick joined New England Wholesale Seafood & Lobster in 2001. He has been in the seafood business on land and sea for over 50 years. Rick is our Lobster Pound Manager who is responsible for all lobster operations from buying to selling. He is also responsible for keeping our 16,000 gallon lobster holding tanks clear of all ammonia and nitrates to ensure our product is lively and fresh when it is delivered to your doors.


Paul Brandano

Seafood Procurement Specialist

Paul joined New England Wholesale Seafood & Lobster in 2007 as a Wholesale Manager. He started in 1982 at the Boston Fish Pier where he ran the Southern Species Division Department for 25 years. He was also the buyer for shellfish, from Canada to Florida, through the West Coast. Other duties included importing fresh and frozen seafood from Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, China, etc. His job duty at New England Fish as our Wholesale Manager is to purchase the highest quality seafood available, and to bring a great wholesale buying experience to our customers.

New England Wholesale Fish & Lobster

Wholesale Seafood Processing Facility

Come tour a wholesale seafood processing facility operating at the highest safety and sanitation standards in the seafood industry. New England Wholesale Fish and Lobster prides itself on continuous education of its employees. We currently employ 10 team members that are HACCP certified and trained in the monitoring receiving, storing, processing and delivery of every order. The facility itself is equipped with an integrated and comprehensive sanitation program. So if you’re looking for a wholesale seafood distributor or supplier near you, look no further!
  • Certified HACCP coordinator monitoring and documenting daily procedures.
  • Ozonated water system for increased sanitation on surfaces and instruments while processing.
  • Ozonated ice machines providing 10,000 lbs. of shaved ice daily for optimal storing of fresh fish.
New England Wholesale Fish & Lobster

Our Seafood Buying & Distribution Process

When it comes to fresh fish, no one does it better than New England Wholesale Fish & Lobster. The dedication in every part of the process ensures we are providing our customers with the very best quality seafood available that day. Following our best practices while handling fresh fish makes a difference you can see and taste, giving us the ability to be the premier Florida wholesale seafood distributor.
  • Buyers focused on building relationships and expectations with suppliers/partners worldwide. Over years of buying, accepting or rejecting fish our suppliers have become accustomed to the quality standards we demand.
  • Receiving team checking in every fish/product and promptly rejecting items with quality issues or temperature abuse. Nothing comes into the facility without a thorough inspection.
  • Receiving team stores every species in a way to optimize the quality of the product. For example: snapper being lined in a vat as they swim so the ice and weight of fish above doesn’t affect the integrity of the fillet.
  • Fish processing is done under refrigeration in minimal time. Fish will be pulled from the cooler under ice, processed under refrigeration and finished product re-iced within 30 minutes.
  • All delivery trucks are equipped with refrigeration and product is always delivered under ice. Our drivers log the temperature of the truck at each stop they make, ensuring proper handling from our facility to your kitchen.
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