A Long Rich History
It’s in Our Name, and we bring it to your table.
We believe in our commitment to create premium value-added food in the marketplace for our customers, if it wasn’t the best we wouldn’t put our name on the company. It’s that simple. Since 1937, the Shaw name is associated with quality, high standards, market leader and business integrity.
Our work ethic is in our DNA, our high standards in our food are also put to the test daily with our food safety programs that are in place at our manufacturing facility. Are facilities are HACCP approved and USDA inspected.
What’s our recipe for success? Well, part of it is having a history that dates back to the 1800s. Back then, the Shaw Family could be found on the waterways of Southern New Jersey working as watermen, fishermen and boat builders.
What’s our recipe for success? It’s our history that dates back to the 1800s. Back then, the Shaw Family could be found on the waterways of Southern New Jersey working as watermen, fishermen and boat builders.
As the 19th Century turned to the 20th, the Shaws were still busy working those same waters. One of those men was H.W. Shaw, proud captain of a 118 foot skipjack oyster dredger named The Oysterman. While H.W. Shaw loved his work, and he believed there was a great opportunity for his family in Florida. So, H.W. Shaw and Flossie Russell Shaw made the pioneering decision to journey to the Sunshine State.
That’s when the story of our Shaw Family Seafood Company truly begins.
In 1934, Captain H. W. Shaw and Flossie Russell Shaw opened the very first crab plant in Apalachicola, Florida. Not long after, they relocated and built the Jacksonville, FL plant. That same year, John R. Shaw Sr. and Pheenix Shaw opened Florida’s second crab processing plant. That small, independent crabmeat company was located in the very spot we are today.
In the decades that followed, Shaw Family Seafood Company has steadily grown to be a state-of-the-art processing facility with global capabilities. Our commitment to quality, consistency and innovation is what drives us to be number one in the Value Added marketplace.