Nova Scotia is home to a diverse range of premium quality seafood and value added products from our world famous Canadian hard-shelled lobster and coldwater shrimp, to snow crab, scallops, white fish, and sea cucumber - there are so many reasons to choose seafood from Nova Scotia.

Here’s a few things that all Nova Scotia seafood has in common:


Nova Scotia is perceived as pure, untouched and pristine, and our seafood and shellfish delivers on this promise. Wild-caught Nova Scotia seafood mature at a natural pace in the pristine waters off Nova Scotia's rugged 7500 KM coastline. Our bountiful waters allow us to produce some of the finest seafood in the world.

Superior Flavour

Caught in the pristine waters of Nova Scotia, our seafood is handled with the utmost care every step of the way – from the boats to the dock and our processing plants, we ensure it tastes as fresh as the day it was caught. The superior flavor of Nova Scotia seafood is prized around the world. Their flavor and premium quality result from the icy temperatures of the surrounding Atlantic Ocean.

Environmentally Responsible

As Canada’s seafood leader, Nova Scotia is dedicated to innovation, technology, and sustainable practices. All Nova Scotia Seafood is managed for protection against overfishing, habitat damage, and pollution. Nova Scotia is dedicated to preserving and protecting our superior seafood for further generations. We are proud to have inshore and offshore fishing areas that are Marine Stewardship Council Certified (MSC), One of the world’s leading certification and eco-labelling program for wild and sustainable seafood.

Click on an image below to learn more about specific Nova Scotia Seafood species.

For seafood supplier contact information, export markets, product information and more, go to our Suppliers page.