Neptune’s Harvest is a division of Ocean Crest Seafoods Inc., which was established in 1965 as a wholesale fish and seafood company. The focus of Ocean Crest has been to purchase the freshest seafood the “port of Gloucester” has to offer and distribute it to many of the best supermarkets, restaurants, and retailers on the East Coast. We currently have exclusive agreements with most of the largest and best-kept vessels, fishing out of Gloucester, to purchase their entire catch. In addition to providing some of the finest fresh and frozen fish and fillets available, we also offer a full line of both shellfish and live lobster.
The Neptune’s Harvest Fertilizer division came about as an endeavor to fully utilize the fresh fish by-product from the filleting process. When a fish is filleted, the process of removing the edible portion from the fish, up to 70% of it remains! What’s left are the heads, skeletons, scales and fins- this is called gurry. In 1986, when Neptune’s Harvest was started, this portion was being brought out on fishing boats and dumped back into the sea. Clearly there was a need of more economical and environmentally sound method of use for this valuable by-product. Ocean Crest Seafoods and Neptune’s Harvest, in conjunction with the state of Massachusetts and its local universities, has developed a process through which we changed an environmental hazard into an environmental benefit, the result being Neptune’s Harvest liquid fish fertilizer. After several years of trial and error and further refinements we now believe that we have the finest fertilizers (either organic or inorganic) available today.
Anthony Parco Sr., President and founder of Ocean Crest Seafoods and Neptune’s Harvest Fertilizer, has all five of his children and five grand-children presently working in different aspects of both the seafood and fertilizer divisions. Edward McCollum, Jr., Treasurer, has two children working for the company. This participation of family reflects the pride and assurance of quality that we bring to all our products, and our commitment to bringing you the best service and products available today.