Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. | Hudson Valley Fisheries | West Robins | Billion Oyster Project | The Nature Conservancy | Vinegar Hill Food Pantry | Upward Farms
At Greenpoint Fish, seafood starts with responsibly managed fisheries, transparency, traceability, and well-informed customers. They serve as the intermediate between dedicated and responsible seafood suppliers to sustainably-conscious customers - providing the highest quality seafood while helping restore our marine and coastal ecosystems in the process.
Having grown up in Boston’s iconic seafood family business, Vinny Milburn understood what it took to deliver a quality fish as well as witnessed the severe deteriorating qualities of the supply chain and management. In an effort to keep wild seafood alive in our oceans and abundant on our plates, he’s brought sustainability and accessibility to New Yorkers and restaurants seeking a climate friendly cuisine.
As a Monterey Bay Seafood Watch partner and featured James Beard Smart Catch wholesaler, all of Vinny’s fish are sustainably caught or farmed. With a focus on local, line caught, small-scale fisheries, GP’s procurement changes with the daily catch - making our menu more versatile.
Meet the folks behind the fish that let us trade in our salmon for something better. We're very proud to partner with the Ng family and HVF who are diversifying our tastes and truly farming forward.
Coming to the U.S. with only $500 in 1979, John's family now owns 22 recycling facilities nation-wide. In the vein of sustainability, John saw his next opportunity in fish farms, but done right. Using recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), they save water and mitigate many of the health and environmental problems that gave aquaculture a bad name.
These systems run inland reducing the risk of genetic contamination and environmental damage, as well as keep the fish in a risk-free environment. They don't use hormones, antibiotics, or vaccines. Each fish is traceable from egg to plate, cared for at each phase of growth, and delivered within 24 hours of harvest. We're extremely proud to serve the future of fish at Seamore's.
We like to source as locally as possible. That's why we primarily serve West Robins, grown in Southampton, NY - bringing you a true local hero on the half shell. Oysters are the most sustainable protein, great storm buffers, ecosystem builders, and water filterers. They're also a food that defines New Yorkers and their city - leaving you with pride and a sense of home on your taste buds.
Leaving Wall Street for waders, co-founders Will and Walker teamed up to restore 225 acres of Peconic Bay, harvesting a plot used to feed New Yorkers oysters 130 years ago. Only this time, they're doing it sustainably. Through hatchery sourcing and off-bottom culturing, they produce a great New York oyster with an even greater purpose – cleaning our oceans.
BOP's mission is in their title - bring back a billion oysters back to New York Harbor. Once a city of plentiful oysters now finds itself desolate with toxic waters to humans wildlife. As flooding conditions worsen and climate change pressure grows, this restoration project is imperative for New York City.
In partnership with the New York Harbor School, oyster shells are placed back into the permanent beds by teens, volunteers, and program staff to successfully grow more oysters and in turn the ecosystems around them. As a restaurant, our responsibility is to recycle our shells and sensibly address the ways we can contribute to making our waters cleaner.
SHELLFISH GROWERS CLIMATE COALITION
Climate change needs to be addressed from all parts of the seafood supply chain. At Seamore's we're constantly expanding the ways in which we are sustainable. Taking care of our fisherman and growers is one of them. In partnership with the Nature Conservancy we can talk about climate change from the perspective of shellfish farmers who see the negative impacts on a daily basis.
The coalition hopes to draw the attention of government and policy to the immediate effects that this crisis has on our seafood industry. This requires partnership from the harvest to the plate. We're proud members of the coalition and aim to spread their mission every time you support us.
Our art is warm and inviting thanks to this incredible artist who's vibrantly filled our Seamore's restaurants since the beginning. Born in West London, JGoldcrown is a self-taught artist/photographer now based in New York & LA. He is now known internationally for his Bleeding Hearts/Lovewall murals that can be seen in the US around New York, California, Texas, Miami, Chicago as well as Japan, South Korea, China & Brazil.
Upward Farms grows leafy greens and fish in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with the highest ecological and quality standards so that everyone can nourish their body, family, and the planet. With 95% of leafy greens grown on the West Coast and 90% of seafood imported, Upward Farms’ mission is to heal the broken food system and reconnect eaters with flavorful and nutritious local food.
Upward Farms’ aquaponic platform combines the precision, scalability, and year-round freshness of indoor farming with the benefits of a whole ecosystem and microbiome-rich regenerative agriculture — waste from the fish is transformed into organic fertilizer for the leafy greens.
Upward Farms’ bass are grown free of antibiotics, hormones, and mercury, are certified for quality and sustainability through Best Aquaculture Practices and rated “Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch.
Upward Farms’ microgreen mixes are USDA-Certified Organic, pre-washed and ready to eat. You can find them in local NYC Whole Foods Markets and select Westside Market stores.