Frederick McBride in 2018 founded Capt. Fred's Seafood with the premise of providing the freshest seafood available to retail, restaurants, and small grocery stores with competitive pricing. Capt. Fred either catches the fish himself or buys other seafood products directly from the fisherman, crabbers, and shrimpers on the Texas and Louisiana Coasts. His motto is:
"If I don't know who hooked it, I don't want you to cook it."
The inspiration for this motto comes from his grandfather whom was an avid fisherman and wouldn't eat fish unless he caught it or knew the person that caught it.