Your San Diego Fishing Family
The Saraspe Family has been in the local fishing business since 1952 when Lauro Saraspe built his first boat in his Pacific Beach garage. Lauro plied the waters off San Diego for more than 60 years, trapping lobster, fishing tuna and harpooning swordfish. Son, Andy, followed in his footsteps, expanding the business into deeper waters, a more varied catch and, eventually, dockside processing. Nearly 70 years later, Andy’s daughter, Tanner, started Saraspe Seafoods, the final link in the chain from sea to table.
Saraspe Seafoods is a family business with deep roots in the San Diego community and close relationships with the local fishermen. We want to do what produce growers have done with farmer’s markets, deliver the very best, freshest, ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients directly to our customers. Unless you’re going to catch it yourself...FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY
Our Speciality: Spot Prawn
We are a third-generation California family fishery that has been servicing the San Diego area since the early 50s. You will not find grocery store seafood here. Our seafood is caught with love, passion, and pride. We service restaurants, catering companies, and public events such as farmers and fishermen markets.
Founded by the daughter of a third generation commercial fisherman, our company was created to help make seafood more accessible to locals while also helping San Diego Commercial fishermen make a fair wage.
The Saraspe family is widely recognized as an industry leader in San Diego in supporting and utilizing responsible harvest methods and practices in the seafood industry.SHOP SPOT PRAWN
Contact us for wholesale & retail inquires for delivery and purchasing options.contact our captain
For additional recipes and cooking tips direct from our family and friends
Visit our blog; inspired by the many things that drive us to the sea.CHECK OUT OUR BLOG
Spot Prawn Aguachile with Celery and Mint.
Edible San Diego
Tanner Saraspe doesn’t dine out much. Late nights don’t mix well with a fisher’s early morning schedule, but when she does, it’s often at Juniper and Ivy.
Her choice of eatery is no coincidence. Saraspe is part of the third-generation fishing family that supplies the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant with local seafood like spiny lobster, halibut, bluefin tuna, and California spot prawns.
One Spot Prawn, Two Dishes, Chef Epic
"One Spot Prawn – Two Dishes Nigiri and Ama Ebi Miso Rob Ruiz is not only one of the best sushi chefs in San Diego, but he also is a strong advocate for sustainable seafood and zero waste practices. We sourced local spot prawns from the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market in San Diego caught by Saraspe Seafoods. These live spot prawns are incredible. The females come packed with the sweetest roe that..."
Chef's Roll "Step Into the Kitchen as we see how the 3rd generation fishing family of Saraspe Seafoods brings Chef Luca Abbruzzino beautiful seafood straight from the Pacific for Il Dandy’s Calabrian cuisine that is right in between traditional and gourmet..." See link for more.