FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARTHAGE CRABS ANNOUNCES A JOINT VENTURE WITH
AZZURE MAR SEAFOOD PRODUCTS, LLC.
Marlboro, NJ – September 29, 2020 – CARTHAGE CRABS (“Company”), a supplier of Mediterranean Blue Swimming Crab and Seafood from Tunisia and Morocco is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture with Azzure Mar Seafood Products,LLC (Azzure).
As per the agreement, Azzure will be exclusively selling Carthage Crabs’ Whole Cleaned Crab for the US market. Commented, Amir Ben Ameur, V.P. & Director of Sales, “We are very excited and confident that, with their extensive experience including a national salesforce, working with Azzure will produce a very successful joint venture with great growth potential. Azzure products is a family owned business and well-known throughout the seafood industry for over 30 years. Mr. Jeff Martinez-Malo, a Senior Member has been very generous, giving Carthage Crabs market guidance and technical support to expand its operations and improve its quality standards.” Stated Mr. Martinez-Malo “our program is focused on product and brand development under the exclusive Marazzure™ platform. Our customers and markets served require superior product and quality standards. The programs integrated supply chain and the quality it can deliver allows our projects to set a new standard in this product category. The program is also set to roll-out its Premium Marazzure™ branded Pasteurized Refrigerated Hand-Picked Canned Crabmeat initiative under Azzure’s direction by mid-2021.”
The Blue Swimming Crab, considered by many is a very sweet and tasty crab and, we think, some of the very best in the world. It has a very soft and supple shell that can be cracked and peeled very easily with your hands or teeth. Known as Portunus Pelagicus, the male crabs have a beautiful blue color and comes in various sizes and weights. The two companies, as per this venture is estimated to supply US market with more than 250,000 lbs of whole cleaned crab and to double this quantity in the following year.
With expanding its operations in US with Azzure, we are helping hundreds of local fishermen in Southern Tunisia sell their seafood products to the US market. The companies have been advocating and helping implement sustainable crabbing methods and to develop a market for GUMBO/Cleaned Crab in the US.
About Carthage CrabsBased in New Jersey, Carthage Crabs is pleased to present a direct bridge from Tunisia to the United States and other global markets for Blue Swimming Crab and a full line of seafood that includes: Blue Swimming Crab, Sea Bream, Sea Bass, Ribbonfish, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Lobster, Spiny Crab.