Crown Prince: Sustainable Canned Seafood

From anchovies to clams, herring to oysters, and salmon to tuna, Crown Prince knows seafood. Perfect for a Paleo lifestyle we offer wild caught, sustainably harvested Non-GMO certified fish and shellfish. Free of artificial colorings, sweeteners, and preservatives and prepared in facilities devoted to fish and shellfish product assures you of pure, packed-at-the-peak of freshness, canned seafood.

Our fish and shellfish products are harvested seasonally, then processed and packed the day they arrive. Anchovies and Skinless Boneless Sardines from Atlantic waters off the coast of Morocco, Baby Clams from managed sea-beds in clean coastal Thai waters, Smoked Oysters sustainably raised and harvested in South Korean coastal waters, pole caught Albacore Tuna from the Sea of Japan, pole caught Yellowfin from The Maldives in the Indian Ocean, Brisling Sardines harvested in sea lochs on the West Coast of Scotland and Herring from the cold, pristine waters of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.


Natural Kipper Snacks

Kipper Snacks are a traditional European food dating back as far as the fourteenth century. Only the finest fillets of herring are smoked over natural hardwood chips. Delicate in flavor, these kippers are packed without any additional salt. Kipper Snacks are firm and flaky in texture and contain omega-3 fatty acids. Just one can provides over one-third of the recommended daily allowance of protein.

Natural Kipper Snacks – Naturally Smoked

  • Naturally smoked over hardwood chips; hand packed; no salt added

Natural Kipper Snacks with Cracked Black Pepper

  • Naturally smoked over hardwood chips; hand packed with cracked black pepper; no salt added
  • Sustainably wild caught, Product of Canada

Natural Brisling Sardines

Brisling Sardines boast a delicate flavor and firm texture. All varieties are lightly oak-smoked and hand packed in either pure olive oil, spring water or tangy mustard. Just one can provides about one-third of the protein needed every day. Brisling Sardines are an excellent source of calcium, and contain 2 grams of omega-3 per serving. Try them in salads, sandwiches or casseroles.

Brisling Sardines in Spring Water

  • Naturally smoked over hardwood chips; hand packed in water;
    no salt added
  • Sustainably wild caught, Product of Scotland

Brisling Sardines in Olive Oil

  • Naturally smoked over hardwood chips; hand packed in pure cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • Sustainably wild caught, Product of Scotland
Natural Yellowfin Tuna

Natural Yellowfin Tuna in Spring Water – Our Chunk Light Yellowfin Tuna in Spring Wateris pole caught and dolphin safe. It is packed using a single-cook process allowing the fish to retain its delicate texture and natural juices. Low in fat and sodium, our Yellowfin Tuna in Spring Water provides an excellent source of protein.

Natural Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil is dolphin safe and species specifically harvested to avoid by-catch issues. It is a great choice for those seeking an oil-packed tuna and provides an excellent source of protein. Try it in casseroles and spreads.

Natural Anchovy Paste

Ready to use in sauces, salad dressings, pizzas and savory butters, our Anchovy Paste is created with wild caught anchovies that are cured, processed into a paste and packed in easy to use tubes.

  • Anchovies blended with pure cold-pressed olive oil
  • Wild Caught, Product of Morocco

Natural Flat Anchovies in Olive Oil

Anchovies are prepared using the oldest known method of preserving food – salt curing. We start with the highest quality fresh anchovies and place them in barrels in alternate layers with sea salt. Maturing occurs from 3-12 months. A slower maturing process is better for extended shelf life. After curing, the anchovies are cleaned and packed by hand in pure olive oil. Their unique flavor is perfect for salads, casseroles and pizza.

  • Hand-filleted and hand-packed in pure cold-pressed olive oil
  • Wild Caught, Product of Morocco

Natural Skinless & Boneless Sardines

Skinless & Boneless Sardines are prepared from only the highest quality pilchard sardines available. These kosher sardines are packed in either pure olive oil or water and are considered among the finest tasting sardines in the world. These popular sardines are firm in texture and delicate in flavor. Just one can provides almost half of the needed daily protein. Try them in salads, sandwiches, casseroles or straight out of the can.

Natural Skinless & Boneless Sardines in Olive Oil

  • Hand filleted and hand packed in pure cold pressed olive oil
  • Wild Caught, Product of Morocco

Natural Skinless & Boneless Sardines in Water

  • Hand filleted and hand packed in water
  • Wild Caught, Product of Morocco

Natural Solid White Albacore Tuna

Solid White Albacore Tuna is considered the highest quality tuna available in a can. The meat is light in color and firm in texture without a lot of sediment. One serving of Albacore Tuna provides about one-third of the daily needed protein with very little fat. Our larger sized cans are perfect for feeding the whole family a low-fat, nutritious meal and are available with or without added salt. Try some in your next casserole, salad or sandwich.

Natural Solid White Albacore Tuna – No Salt Added

Natural Solid White Albacore Tuna

Natural Smoked Oysters & Boiled Oysters

How could one of our most popular items get any better? By adding some spice, that’s how! Try our new Smoked Oysters with Red Chili Pepper, packed in olive oil with a chili pepper added for just the right amount of heat. Naturally smoked, sustainably harvested and rated Best Choice by Monterey Bay Aquarium. Enjoy!

Natural Smoked Oysters with Red Chili Peppers

  • Naturally wood smoked; hand packed in olive oil with red chili pepper
  • From managed fisheries, Product of South Korea

Our Smoked Oysters are naturally smoked over oak and are packed in olive oil. These delicious oysters are harvested in South Korea and are considered to be of the highest quality available. They provide an excellent source of protein and iron. Smoked Oysters are perfect for appetizers, sandwiches, pizza or straight out of the can.

Natural Smoked Oysters in Olive Oil

  • Naturally wood smoked; hand packed in olive oil
  • From managed fisheries, Product of South Korea

Sustainably grown and harvested in the open ocean, our Whole Boiled Oysters are fully cooked and ready to use in your favorite stew, chowder or stuffing recipe. Clean and fresh tasting, our Whole Boiled Oysters are packed in water in convenient ring-pull cans. They are free of grit and provide a good source of protein.

Natural Whole Boiled Oysters

  • Packed in water
  • From managed fisheries, Product of South Korea

Natural Clams

Delicate in flavor and firm in texture, Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil are packed from the freshest clams available in cold pressed olive oil. Frozen clams are never used. This ensures that the product has a delicate smoke flavor with a firm texture. Only clams of uniform size and color are used. Our Clams are sustainably harvested from China and are the only Smoked Baby Clams on the market – Natural or Grocery trade – packed in olive oil.

Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil

  • Naturally wood smoked; Hand-packed in pure cold pressed olive oil
  • From managed fisheries, Product of China

Crown Prince Natural Clam Juice is now MSC certified! Our supplier in The Netherlands has practiced sustainable harvesting for years and is Marine Stewardship Council certified. The shellfish used for our MSC Clam Juice are from a hand raked fishery located in the Dutch North Sea region; fishermen harvest only 2.5% of the harvestable stock annually, assuring a healthy breeding population for years to come. Crown Prince is pleased to be able to add the MSC label to the growing list our products certified as sustainably harvested. Free of additives, our Clam Juice is an excellent addition to your pantry for soups, stews, sauces and stuffing. It is bottled in clear, recyclable glass.

Natural Clam Juice

Natural Chunk Light Tongol Tuna

Chunk Light Tongol Tuna is now one of several species of tuna available in the United States identified by name, not just as an anonymous “tuna.” Whether one enjoys Tongol, Yellowfin, Albacore or Skipjack, higher quality tuna in the Natural food marketplace is setting standards for the fishing industry. Our Tongol Tuna is available with or without added salt. Try Tongol in pita pockets with lettuce, tomato and onion; a great way to get the family to try a protein rich food!

Natural Chunk Light Tongol Tuna – No Salt Added

Natural Chunk Light Tongol Tuna

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Our Pink Salmon is packed without added salt under the most stringent of quality standards. These prime cuts of salmon are delicate in flavor, firm in texture and provide an excellent source of protein. They also contain 1.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per serving.

Natural Pink Salmon

Skinless & Boneless Pacific Pink Salmon is created from wild caught fish from sustainably harvested salmon fisheries off the Pacific Northwest Coast. Our Skinless and Boneless Salmon is free of all skin and bones. It is an excellent source of protein and contains 325mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving.

Natural Skinless & Boneless Pink Salmon

 

Our Mission

Crown Prince Team

We are an ethical organization dedicated to developing and maintaining trusted, loyal, long term partnerships with our customers, our suppliers and our employees.

Our mission is to provide sustainably sourced, high quality, nutritious seafood products at a competitive price while ensuring a profit for our customers, our suppliers and ourselves.

From our origins 70 years ago, selling the best Norwegian sardines, to our business today, sourcing the finest seafood from around the world, Crown Prince has become a leader in the US canned seafood market. Our brand name honors the Crown Prince of Norway, the source of the first product Crown Prince imported for the US market.


Our Story

Crown Prince was founded by Case Hoffman in 1948 in La Habra, California under the name of Norwegian Fish Importers. Case was a partner in a business producing orange juice under the brand name “Cold Gold”. In charge of sales, he had an employee that wanted to try selling sardines in the United States for a friend back home in Norway. Case decided to give it a try. It wasn’t until after selling the orange juice business in 1947 that Case decided to give selling Norwegian sardines a try on a full-time basis. He was very successful and in 1985 changed the name of the company to its flagship brand name, Crown Prince.

Case was joined by his son, Chairman - Robert Hoffman in 1968 as well as three of his grandchildren; President - Dustan Hoffman, and Vice President - Larry DeMarco in 1989 and Logistics Manager - Tracy Hoffman in 1992. Case retired in 1993.

Over the years, Crown Prince has added the Crown Prince Natural and Ocean Prince brands, and opened a division in Mexico selling the Crown Prince Importado brand.

Naturally Smoked Kipper Snacks - Naturally Smoked - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Naturally Wood Smoked Fillets Of Kippered Herring
Natural Kipper Snacks with Cracked Black Pepper - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Naturally Wood Smoked Fillets Of Kippered Herring, Black Pepper
Natural One Layer Brisling Sardines in Spring Water - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Naturally Wood Smoked Brisling Sardines, Spring Water
Natural Yellowfin Tuna in Spring Water - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Yellowfin Tuna, Spring Water, Sea Salt
Natural Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Yellowfin Tuna, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt
Natural Anchovy Paste - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Anchovies, Pure Olive Oil, Salt
Natural Flat Anchovies in Olive Oil - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Anchovies, Pure Olive Oil, Salt
Natural Skinless & Boneless Sardines in Olive Oil - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Sardines, Pure Olive Oil, Salt
Natural Skinless & Boneless Sardines in Water - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Sardines, Water, Salt
Natural Solid White Albacore Tuna - No Salt Added - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Albacore Tuna, Spring Water
Natural Solid White Albacore Tuna - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Albacore Tuna, Spring Water, Sea Salt
Natural Smoked Oysters in Olive Oil - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Smoked Oysters, Olive Oil
Natural Smoked Oysters with Red Chili Pepper - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Smoked Oysters, Olive Oil, Chili Pepper
Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Smoked Baby Clams, Olive Oil, Salt
Natural Whole Boiled Oysters - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Whole Oysters, Water, Salt
Natural Chunk Light Tongol Tuna - No Salt Added - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Tongol Tuna, Spring Water
Natural Chunk Light Tongol Tuna - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Tongol Tuna, Spring Water, Sea Salt
Natural Pink Salmon - No Salt Added - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Pink Salmon
Natural Skinless & Boneless Pink Salmon - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Alaskan Pink Salmon, Salt
Natural Clam Juice - Crown Prince Seafood - Certified Paleo - Paleo FoundationIngredients: Clam Juice

Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette - Crown Prince - Certified Paleo - Paleo Foundation

Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Spicy Tuna & Fresh Mint Lettuce Wraps - Crown Prince - Certified Paleo - Paleo Foundation

Spicy Tuna & Mint Lettuce Wraps

Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette - Crown Prince - Certified Paleo - Paleo Foundation

Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Pink Salmon Salad - Crown Prince - Certified Paleo - Paleo Foundation

Pink Salmon Salad

Broiled Sardines with Lemon and Cilantro Vinaigrette - Crown Prince - Certified Paleo - Paleo Foundation

Broiled Sardines with Lemon and Cilantro Vinaigrette

How do I read the date code stamped or printed on the can?

Answer: Please be patient as we are currently converting our system to provide expiration dates for all of our products. Pack date and shelf life information is available from our Customer Service Department. Please provide the date code that is stamped or printed on the lid of the can.

How long are canned seafood products edible?

Answer: Commercially canned food can be safely stored for several years as long as the can is not bulging, leaking or damaged. With prolonged storage, canned foods begin to become less palatable. After opening, any uneaten product should be removed from the can, sealed in a container and immediately refrigerated. The product should be used within 2-3 days.

Why are my oysters green?

Answer: The green color in oysters is actually not an abnormal color. During the harvesting season, the oysters are still growing and ingest a large amount of plankton while they are still lean. This makes the "green feeds" visible through their outer skin.

I think I found glass in my canned seafood! What is it?

Answer: These are struvite crystals and are formed by the natural, normal constituents of seafood after it is sterilized in the can. The crystals are no harder than ordinary table salt and can be easily scratched and crushed to a powder with the thumbnail. They will dissolve in a few minutes in warm vinegar, as they do in stomach acid.

What is your Dolphin Safe Policy?

Answer: We sell three types of tuna: albacore, tongol and yellowfin. Our suppliers strictly adhere to dolphin protection methods. Our tuna is certified dolphin safe by Earth Island Institute. Albacore is caught by long-line method, which poses no danger to dolphins. Tongol tuna is caught by purse seine net, however dolphins do not swim with these schools. Dolphins sometimes swim with schools of yellowfin tuna. All tuna catches, and particularly yellowfin catches are strictly monitored by independent observers. Each net set is certified as causing no harm to dolphins. No drift nets are used. The fishermen are not allowed to set their nets on schools of dolphin. In the event that any dolphins are present in the set, the fishermen are required to lower their nets to release the dolphins.

Why is my Solid White Tuna not always white?

Answer: While albacore is classified as "white" tuna, there are common variations in color from can to can. The color of albacore can vary from nearly white to light pink, beige, tan or occasionally a slight gray tinge. All of these variations meet established color requirements.

Why did I find a bone in my tuna?

Answer: Although every effort is made to remove them, bones are occasionally present in canned tuna. The loins are trimmed entirely by hand and are inspected several times for the presence of any bones which may have been missed. On occasion, a bone is embedded in the loin and may be overlooked. After the fish is canned, the high heat sterilization process softens the bones to the point that they are harmless and crumble easily.

Why did I find shell fragments in my oysters?

Answer: Because there is no machine that can shuck these little oysters properly, the work is all done by hand. Then, before packing, the product is spread on large trays and inspected. We strive for 100% removal of shell fragments, but just as there is an occasional piece of gravel in a bag of beans or a cherry pit in a can of pie filling, it is possible that occasionally a shell will be found in any variety of canned shellfish. However, what you describe is definitely not Crown Prince quality and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Why are there scales on my sardines?

Answer: Pilchard sardines have larger scales that do not soften as much as the scales on smaller sardines. These scales protect the fish from outside elements and are proof of the best quality and freshness. If scales are removed from sardines, the skin will soften and the fish will fall apart. The scales are edible and are a good source of calcium.

Are your sardines real sardines or small fish?

Answer: The FDA allows three types of fish to be called sardines: Brisling (sprats), ocean herring (kipper snacks) and pilchard. These three types of fish are cold water fish and contain omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium.

Why are there bones and skin in my can of salmon?

Answer: This is the traditional packing process for canned salmon that has been used for many years. The amount of bones and skin in canned salmon varies depending on the size of the fish. The high heat sterilization process softens them enough that they can be easily mashed and blended with the salmon. The skin and bones supply important nutrients.

Why do the pull-tabs always break from the lid?

Answer: If the tab is pulled before the score line is pierced, it will break off. Be sure to gently lift the ring and pop the seal by pushing the tab all the way forward until it touches the rim of the can.

Are any of your products imported from China?

Answer: Crown Prince imports the following products from China: Smoked Oysters, Boiled Oysters, Smoked Baby Clams, Boiled Baby Clams, Mackerel and Sardines. For a complete listing and more information, visit our China Information page. Be assured that we make every effort to maintain the highest quality and safety of all Crown Prince products from China and around the globe.

Do your products contain GMOs?

Answer: Crown Prince products DO NOT contain GMOs. Canned fish is not a manufactured product, but is wild harvested from the oceans of our planet. We pack our products in simple packing mediums with simple seasonings, none of which contain GMOs. Our customers can be assured that Crown Prince only offers the best that our oceans can provide - unadulterated by genetic modification. Crown Prince, Inc. in cooperation with The Non-GMO Project, has submitted our products for Non-GMO Project verification. The verification process on many items has been completed.

Get in contact with us!

Email: ElianaM@crownprince.com

Phone: 626-912-5850

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