-Family Owned & Operated-

Established in 1978

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.

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 its focus from a retail operation to a wholesale seafood company that now supplies retailers and distributors around the nation.


For over forty years my family and I have remained focused on building lasting relationships with our customers. Our growing fleet is dedicated to providing you with quality shrimp that is harvested using sustainable practices. We feel our product is special, but our greatest asset is our dedication to fulfilling our customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations.

- Nello Cassarino

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