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Sustainable Wild & Farmed Seafood

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Sustainable Wild & Farmed Seafood
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Our Story

Truly Passionate

Founded on a passion for riding waves and the art of building boats, we breathe the ocean and live as passionate Pescatorians!

Our aim and commitment is to turn Costa Rica & Panama into world leaders in sustainable seafood.

Responsible catch and a natural balance

Suppliers of the highest quality, line-caught, sustainably sourced wild fish in Costa Rica and Panama.

Masters in Snapper Farming

Pioneers raising Rose Snapper in industrial scale (Lutjanus guttatus).

Commitment to excellence

Quality, innovation and sustainability are our main drivers.  We go above and beyond to ensure a traceable supply of best in class seafood.

We guarantee a fresh high-quality fish anywhere in the Americas and worldwide.

Wild Catch

All of our wild fish are line-caught using circular hooks and sourced from artisanal fishing vessels from the coasts of Costa Rica and Panama. We select our fish one-by-one to offer only best in class and guarantee that every fish we sell has grown to maturity.

We supply both fresh and frozen fish to local and international markets.  We  offer any specification our customers require: H&G, fillets, loins, stakes.

Tuna

Our in-house fine-tuned grading sets us apart from the rest. Tuna experts grade every single tuna for texture, color, freshness before offering it for sale. Our Yellowfin tuna is line-caught and is available year-round.

Swordfish

We offer a year-round supply of swordfish in a variety of sizes and grades from locally based offshore fishermen. Swordfish is caught in deep waters and has become an important species for long liners.  Our line-caught premium quality swordfish is available whole H&G, loins, or as steaks and shipped to the US fresh or frozen.

Mahi Mahi

Mahi-mahi widely known as dorado peaks from October to January when water temperatures drop near the shore of Costa Rica and Panamá. During Mahi season, small near shore artisanal boats focus on Mahi and catch fish one by one by hand line. All of our Mahi is sampled by our quality control team to make sure it meets best standards of quality and freshness.

Snapper

Silk and Lane Snappers are core to our business. Martec has created long-standing relationships with artisanal fishing communities, which led to the creation of Costa Rica’s first Sustainable Fishery.

Grouper

We source premium quality Grouper on a year round basis from local artisan fishing vessels. Caught in areas near rocks using hand line or bottom long line, found in waters from 98 ft to 395 ft of depth.

Wild Catch

All of our wild fish is line-caught with circular hooks and sourced from artisanal fishing vessels from the coasts of Costa Rica and Panamá. We select our fish one by one to offer only best in class and guarantee that every single fish we sell has reached maturity age.

We supply both fresh and frozen fish to local and foreign markets.  We can offer the specifications our customers require: H&G, fillets, loins, stakes, CO treated or not. 

Tuna

Our in-house fine-tuned grading sets us apart from the rest. Tuna experts grade every single tuna for texture, color, freshness before offering it to our customers. Our Yellowfin tuna is line-caught in and sold on a year-round basis.

Swordfish

Through local offshore fishermen we can offer a year-round supply of swordfish in a variety of sizes and grades. Swordfish is caught in deep waters and has become an important species for long liners.  Our line-caught premium quality swordfish is available whole H&G, loins, or as steaks and shipped to the US fresh or frozen.

Mahi Mahi

Mahi-mahi widely known as dorado peaks from October to January when water temperatures drop near the shore of Costa Rica and Panamá. During Mahi season, small near shore artisanal boats focus on Mahi and catch fish one by one by hand line. All of our Mahi is sampled by our quality control team to make sure it meets best quality and freshness standards.

Snapper

Rockfish such as Grouper and Snapper  are core to our business. Martec has created long-standing relationships with artisanal fishing communities, which led the creation of Costa Rica’s first Sustainable Fishery.

Grouper

We source premium quality Grouper on a year round basis from local artisan fishing vessels. Caught in areas near rocks using hand line or bottom long line, found in waters from 98 ft to 395 ft of depth.

Aquaculture

From egg to plate

We are known as the master farmers of the delicious tropical Rose Snapper (Lutjanus guttatus). Our aquaculture division is vertically integrated all the way from the hatchery to the processing facility and has 4 star BAP certification.

Our Rose Snapper are raised 3 miles offshore in the pristine tropical waters of Costa Rica. Our fish are harvested and shipped fresh to local and international markets.  

Unlike many other aquaculture operations our farmed Rose Snapper is fed with a balanced diet which is produced by world-class companies assuring the best quality Fish.

Our Fish In / Fish Out ratio is close to 0, since the fishmeal base of our feed comes mainly from by-products from the tuna canning industry.

Martec is a pioneer in offshore tropical mariculture in Central America and to date is the only company in the world producing Rose Snapper commercially.

Retail Stores

Feel free to contact us at any of our retail stores, which are located throughout Costa Rica and offer the best in seafood, both fresh and frozen. We’ve earned a reputation for offering the best value seafood to both our wholesale and retail customers throughout Costa Rica.

We offer delivery within San José, Quepos, and Jacó area. Contact us to sample our product, view our media announcements or make personal inquiries.

Jaco, Puntarenas

Pastor Diaz Street, Puntarenas, Jacó
+(506) 2643 1902

Quepos, Puntarenas

Boca Vieja al Final de Ranchon, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos
+(506) 2777 0122

Escazú, San José

CC La Paco, Carr. John F Kennedy, San Rafael, San José, Escazú
+(506) 2289 2508

From the Sea to your Table

You can now buy the number 1 seafood products in Costa Rica Online.

You will find all of our specialties such as Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and some other addition that you and your family will love in your table.

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sustainability

We love and live the ocean and have established corporate policies to manage our resources in a sustainable fashion. We are committed to making Costa Rican and Panamanian fisheries sustainable. These are just a few of the policies which make us unique:
  • We don’t deal in species which are listed as under threat according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • We only source fish from artisanal fishing boats that use hand lines, long lines and fishing net.
  • All of our fish are line-caught with circular hooks.
  • All of the fish we sell have reached maturity
  • Pelagic fish sourced from Costa Rica come from fisheries that are managed by Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs).
  • We are part of the steering committee of the Fishing Improvement Program in Costa Rica
  • Our ice is made using renewable energy.
  • Our farmed snapper has a Fish In / Fish Out ratio close to 0.

Corporate

We strive to provide a safe and inspirational working environment and encourage a passionate workforce. Through this commitment, we aim to better serve our customers and have a greater impact on our community.

At Martec we treat all our employees, vendors, customers, and business partners with respect.
Patrick Roulet
CEO Martec Industries