Fish and Seafood
Whether your customers are looking for wild or farmed, seafood or freshwater fish, crustaceans, molluscs or finfish, Canada can supply products to meet every taste and budget specification. Bounded on three sides by oceans —the Pacific, the Arctic and the Atlantic — and home to the largest freshwater lake system in the world, Canada has the variety and quality your customers will appreciate.
Canadaʼs clean, cold waters contain more than 160 species of fish and shellfish, and we export fresh, frozen, smoked and canned seafood products to every corner of the globe. Our seacoasts and lakes are especially suited to aquaculture, and this rapidly expanding industry supplies our customers with salmon, trout, mussels, oysters, clams, cod, halibut and scallops, usually within hours of leaving the water. Our dedication to quality and freshness has made Canadian aquaculture products famous around the world.
Canadian seafood companies are constantly working to improve the quality of their products. Freezing-at-sea technology is used in the offshore shrimp fishery to preserve the catch as soon as it comes aboard. An individual quota system allows species such as halibut, sablefish and geoduck to be harvested to meet market demand, thus ensuring top quality and just-out-of-the-ocean freshness. New hyperbaric chamber technology is used to remove lobster shells so that the meat remains whole and ready for use. And for the health-food industry, Canada produces a variety of dietary supplements made with omega-3 concentrates.