Our Difference

When you join the Sam Rust family, our team becomes an extension of your team.

We work with our network of local fishermen, as well as those far and abroad, so that you can feel confident that you have the backing of a trusted wholesale seafood supplier.

For over 80 years we have been helping our customers succeed, which is why we remain one of the oldest family-owned-and-operated wholesale seafood suppliers on the East Coast.


We consider it our responsibility to source sustainably. The future of the industry is a top priority.

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Ozone Water System

Our state-of-the-art ozone water sanitation system is used to eliminate chemical-based methods, and help extend product shelf-life.

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Quality Assurance

We provide superior quality seafood through partnerships with experienced, sustainable sources from around the world.

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We are passionate about actively supporting our local community and economy.

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Sam Rust always goes the extra mile — even nautical mile — to ensure the seafood we source is of the highest quality. We take sustainability and seasonality into consideration for each and every order. We don’t just work to meet expectations, we work to exceed them.

We build long-term relationships with our customers by listening to their needs, helping guide their purchases by keeping them up-to-date on industry trends and news, and giving them complete access to the status of their order at any time they desire.

Not only do we care about you, but we care about your customers, too. We want your seafood to be so impressive that your customers will be jumping at the opportunity to recommend your establishment to their friends and families.

We know that trust doesn’t come easy. It has to be earned — and we’re always up to the challenge.



Sam Rust partners with a number of local organizations as a way to give back to the community that supports us. We recognize the importance of supporting causes right here in Virginia, and take great care to source as much of our seafood from local boats and fishermen as possible.