About Us

The Best Quality Seafood

Tradewind Seafood provides the highest quality Santa Barbara Sea Urchin (Uni) and various other seafood from the Channel Islands located off the coast of Santa Barbara.  Each sea urchin is hand picked one-by-one by local divers and offloaded onto our very own trucks at the docks.  The live sea urchin is then transported to our facility in Oxnard, CA where it is processed and packed into various types of trays depending on our customers needs.

Humbly established in 1981 by Mack (the Knife) and Hiromi Demachi, the company started by working with one dive boat and a handful of employees in a small modest warehouse.  Tradewind Seafood has grown over time, and currently work with over 20 dive boats and the sea urchins are processed at a state of the art facility in Oxnard, CA. Our product is distributed nationwide to wholesalers and restaurants, and also exported out to various countries worldwide.  In 2020, we have officially opened for retail business, and our Santa Barbara uni can now be directly purchased from us!

With 40 years of experience in this industry, we have developed the most efficient and practical method to provide the freshest and best tasting seafood to all of our customers around the world. Our facility is FDA HACCP compliant and our tools/machines are monitored constantly in order to ensure we meet and exceed industry standards.

Locally Sourced Sea Urchin from Santa Barbara

 

Locally Sourced Sea Urchin from Santa Barbara

Humbly established in 1981 by Mack and Hiromi Demachi, the company started by working with one dive boat and a handful of employees in a small modest warehouse.  Tradewind Seafood has grown over time, and currently work with over 20 dive boats and the sea urchins are processed at a state of the art facility in Oxnard, CA. Our product is distributed nationwide to wholesalers and restaurants, and also exported out to various countries worldwide.  In 2020, we have officially opened for retail business, and our Santa Barbara uni can now be directly purchased from us!

With 40 years of experience in this industry, we have developed the most efficient and practical method to provide the freshest and best tasting seafood to all of our customers around the world. Our facility is FDA HACCP compliant and our tools/machines are monitored constantly in order to ensure we meet and exceed industry standards.