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About Us


Atlantica Imports is created by industry experts built on one simple idea:

Seafood should be sourced from the best areas of the world.

Atlantica Imports began with the passion of Chris Johnson, President/CEO working out of Australia for Hagen Stehr raising Bluefin Tuna. Since then Atlantica has grown into a major food importer sourcing the highest quality products from around the globe. From Australia, China, Japan, South Africa and South America. Atlantica specializes in Crab, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Swordfish and Tuna, just to name a few, along with additional sustainable-farm-raised species. Atlantica's high standards and focus bring in the best premium and unique top-of-the-line products.

Atlantica has offices located in the USA; Miami and New Jersey.  Europe; Athens. Asia; Thailand.



Our Team

Procurement Team

Helen Vassilaris has over 10 years experience in the Seafood Industry of Fresh Fish (Aquaculture and Wild catch) from the Mediterranean working for production companies, responsible for opening new markets around the world. Helen is responsible for sourcing in Europe and currently lives between Greece and Italy.


Steve Smolar has over 30 years experience in the industry. Steve was an Alaskan fisherman, and worked in seafood development in the Indo-Pacific region. Steve currently lives in Asia and is responsible for sourcing products from there.


Scott Goodyear, Sales Manager has over 30 years of experience buying and selling shrimp and other frozen seafood from Central/South America, and Asia.  Scott has worked for several leading companies in the industry including Mitsubishi and Ocean Garden.  He serves as Vice-President of Sales for Atlantica. Contact info:


Scott DellaPenna has over 30 years experience in the Seafood Industry. He spent 20 years with A & P Supermarket’s buying, selling & marketing retail seafood programs of both frozen & fresh seafood from the US and around the world. Scott also spent 7 years as a food service sales person with a major seafood importer of both fresh and frozen seafood. Scott handles sales for the Northeast and Midwest of the US.




Chris Johnson has over 40 years in the seafood industry. He was a commercial fishing captain,aquaculture biologist, processor, and wholesale/retail distributor. Chris is responsible for sourcing in the Americas, Europe, and Oceania.






Cecilia Rosen-Roberts is a highly motivated Sales Member who brings over 10 years of experience in the seafood business. Knowledgeable with smoked and fresh seafood, their imports, processes and distributor relationships. Her role at Atlantica Imports is to establish, maintain and keep valued customers, help them develop their business and widen their buying choices. Cecilia has her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from FIU, is happily married and has twin daughters in college. Before Atlantica Imports, Cecilia has worked in the sales teams for Rainforest Tilapia, Aqua Chile, Acme and Marine Harvest.

Tom Byrne has over 30 years experience in the seafood industry. Working in fresh and frozen sales, purchasing, and quality control for a nation distributor of high grade Japanese products. Tom handles sales for the the West Coast, and South of the US.