About Us

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Galveston Shrimp Company was founded in 1978 by Rosario Cassarino, an immigrant from the Italian island of Sicily. For twenty years he and his wife, Giovanna, unloaded  fish and shrimp boats at the historic Pier 19 and  sold the catch of the day to Galveston locals and the visiting tourist.

 

 

 

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In 1994 their son, Nello, took over the daily  operation and moved the company to a larger facility that was more accessible to highway transportation. The company began to shift it's focus  from a retail operation  to a wholesale seafood company that now supplies  retailers and distributors around the nation.

 

Reopening

Galveston Shrimp Company held a grand re-opening event for their retail seafood market in 2013. Galveston Chamber of Commerce volunteers, staff and board members presented gifts of appreciation to the family owned business for their commitment to the business community during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

 

 

 

Our seafood is always brought in fresh and inspected to meet the highest quality standards.

 

 

 

An Article from the Galveston Daily News December 12, 2001

(Giovanna Cassarino)

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