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How It All Started
How It All Started

How It All Started

Van de Kamp’s fish is the start of delicious family meals! But, where did we get our start?

The Van de Kamp’s brand began in 1915 as part of a Los Angeles potato chip stand founded by Theodore J. Van de Kamp, his sisters Marian and Henrietta, and Lawrence L. Frank. They expanded the business to baked goods and by the mid-1950s evolved into a local restaurant chain specializing in batter-fried halibut. Later the restaurants were sold and the focus turned to producing frozen foods, including a line of frozen fish with batters unique to the market.

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How It All Started
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A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Certified sustainable seafood means that our seafood does not contribute to today’s overfishing problem.

Today, over 3 billion people rely on seafood as a significant source of protein,1 and if overfishing continues, we may not be able to sustain the fish stocks needed to feed future generations. To ensure our seafood comes from sustainable sources, our wild-caught fish is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Currently, 99% of our seafood is third-party certified for sustainability to ensure that the seafood you enjoy comes from well-managed, sustainable fisheries.

United Nations 2018 SOFIA Report

Why MSC?

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The MSC Fisheries Standard is based on the FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Through a rigorous assessment process, MSC certification provides assurance that fish stocks are being harvested at a sustainable level, that impacts on marine ecosystems are minimized, and that fisheries are well managed. The MSC fisheries program incentivizes improvement, with 92% of certified fisheries making specific improvements as a condition of certification. These improvements have positive impacts not only for fish stocks, but also for sea birds, sea mammals, sharks, rays, turtles, and their marine habitat.2

  • We have full traceability to all our fish.
  • Our wild-caught fish can be traced to the fishing vessel, time of catch, and fishing grounds.
  • Our farm-raised seafood can be traced to the ponds where it was raised.

MSC Annual Report 2019

Over 95% Van de Kamp's Seafood is wild caught.

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