Acme Smoked Fish Foundation

ACME Smoked Fish Foundation’s mission is to ensure that the seafood industry thrives in a rapidly changing world. We achieve this mission through support for innovation and education in the regions where we work.

From left to right: Emily Caslow, Adam Caslow, Robert Caslow, Eric Caslow, and David Caslow

For more information or for questions please email sponsorships@acmesmokedfishfoundation.org or call 718-383-8585.

The Eric Caslow Climate Change Innovation Fund

The Eric Caslow Innovation Fund honors Eric Caslow’s lifelong commitment to the seafood industry. Eric loved the seafood industry. He poured his time and energy into building a network of friends and colleagues that would allow ACME to grow and thrive. Eric dedicated his entire career to Acme Smoked Fish. He passed away at the age of 75 surrounded by his family, whom he worked with every day.

The Seafood Industry Climate Award is the Fund’s signature program with a singular purpose: to identify the most promising innovations that will lower the carbon footprint of the seafood industry and increase the leadership role of women and minority communities.

Awardees will represent the most innovative practices to reduce the seafood industry’s carbon footprint with an added focus on advancing the role of women and minority communities in the seafood industry. Applicants are encouraged from early stage research, programs and start ups who must be associated with a registered nonprofit organization in the United States or Canada.

The Eric Caslow Innovation Fund and the Seafood Industry Climate Award are made possible by support from partners including:

  • Acme Smoked Fish Corporation - Founding Funder
  • TD Bank - Catalyst Level Sponsor
  • Northside Packaging
  • Marc Brownstein
  • Feature Foods International Inc
  • Larry and Pam Tarica
  • Cole Scholtz P.C.
  • Buckhead Capital Corp.
  • Eastern Quality Foods
  • Rampart Insurance Services
  • Margolin Winer & Evens, LLP

The Acme Smoked Fish Foundation U.S. Education Scholarships

The Acme Smoked Fish Foundation believes that education is a gateway to success. Throughout our company’s history we’ve seen the power of education to transform the lives of individuals, their families, and their communities. At the same time we’ve seen the financial burden of education keep many from improving their lives and the lives of those around them. We aim to play a role in challenging this trend.

The Education Fund supports the families of U.S. based Acme employees by providing $500 annual scholarships to pursue educational goals after high school. We aim to make educational dreams a reality from four year degrees to technical certifications to trade schools and improve the communities where Acme employees live and work.

The next application deadline is June 17, 2022.

Support the Acme Smoked Fish Foundation



ACME Smoked Fish invites you to support our efforts by contributing to the ACME Smoked Fish Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please join your peers from across the industry in advancing innovation within the seafood sector. Donate below or email us sponsorships@acmesmokedfish.org to discuss opportunities and partnerships.


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