Carlsbad Aquafarm is Southern California’s only shellfish aquafarm growing eco-friendly mussel, oyster, clam,
abalone, scallop and culinary seaweed since 1990 in Carlsbad, California. The farm has also developed a secondary line of products for the marine aquaria trade known as “live-feed” that includes micro and macro algae, copepod, amphipod, and brine shrimp.

Using suspended long-line cultivation methods and shore-based seawater tanks, minimal impact is had on marine habitats, wild fish populations, water quality, and the community. Rigorous laboratory testing standards and ultra-violet purification systems help ensure product safety while close proximity to the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas allow a quick turn-around from harvest to shipping and delivery. The result is fresh, high quality local products with a small carbon footprint. Products are sold exclusively to wholesalers and to the public at farmers markets in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Little Italy, Hillcrest – San Diego; Old Towne Orange – Orange; Santa Monica, Hollywood, Yamashiro – Los Angeles; Santa Monica Seafood Market and Café in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa; Whole Foods and Sprouts Markets; on-line via Catalina Offshore Products; and many restaurants throughout California.

Carlsbad Aquafarm is committed to sustainable mariculture and pursuing a necessary balance between the demand for responsible seafood production and the preservation of our oceans’ resources.


Seafood for the Future and Aquarium of the Pacific of Long Beach proudly support Carlsbad Aquafarms’ efforts to provide fresh, local and sustainable seafood products.


4600 Carlsbad Boulevard ▪ Carlsbad, CA 92018 ▪ 760-438-2444 ▪