Original Northern Fish Co. Delivery Trucks

Loading fresh fish into a truck

Old Tacoma Waterfront

Quality Seafood since 1912

Five generations of the Swanes family have owned and operated Northern Fish Products, Inc. The business was purchased in 1912 by Johannes Swanes, a Norwegian immigrant. His purchase included a horse and a wagon for fresh fish distribution. From this humble beginning, we have become one of the premier suppliers of fish and seafood in the Pacific Northwest. Northern Fish is one of the oldest family owned and operated businesses in the state of Washington.

How does a seafood company stay in business for nearly 100 years? First, we have a reputation in the seafood industry for our high standards of product quality and customer service. Second, Northern Fish has a distinct geographic advantage for procuring the unique seafood products of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Third, we have a team of buying experts who know where, when and how to get the highest quality seafood for our customers. And fourth, our quality control and safety measures exceed all mandated regulations; in many cases setting the standard for excellence. Seems like a simple enough equation. Nevertheless, we’re the only seafood company in the Pacific Northwest that’s been in business for this long. And, we’re proud of it!

Northern Fish has a Retail Distribution Division, a Food Service Distribution Division, Northern Classics Brand Smoking Division, Military Commissary Division, and Processing Division.

Since its inception, Northern Fish’s mission has been to provide consistent high quality products at competitive prices through open and honest business relationships. We are committed to maintaining the successful course we have traveled for the past century by continuing to provide our customers the service and quality they expect from us.

Whether you are a wholesale or retail customer, you can count on us to get you the best fish at a fair price. Browse our website and find out more about us.